Random fundraising appeal of the day: Hank Aaron for congressional candidate Lois Frankel

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In between the incessant e-mails from Barack Obama’s campaign ‘inviting me to dinner’ came the most random fundraising appeals of the day: Homerun King (sorry, Barry Bonds, but I just can’t recognize your juiced career) Hank Aaron going to bat for congressional candidate Lois Frankel.

“As a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, I understand the importance of teamwork. I’m writing to you today to ask you to join Lois Frankel’s team,” pitches Aaron who goes on to write that “Washington is broken.”

I don’t know about you, but when I think about who knows best just how broken Washington truly is, or South Florida politics for that matter, I think about Hammerin’ Hank Aaron, right?

I just can’t wait to see NBA Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell stump for Patrick Murphy.

Here’s the full text of Aaron’s pitch:

Friend —

As a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, I understand the importance of teamwork. I’m writing to you today to ask you to join Lois Frankel’s team.

Right now, Washington is broken. We need somebody in Congress whose focus will be on getting things done, not scoring ideological points.

Can you donate to my friend Lois and help her protect the programs most important to us?

Lois has a shining public record of protecting women and seniors, as well as, creating jobs and a bustling economy. We need her passion and expertise in Congress now more than ever.

By midnight on June 30th, Lois needs to raise $10,000 more to meet her second quarter fundraising goal. She needs your help now to make it. We are so close – your contribution could help put us over the top.

Can you make a generous contribution right now to make sure we get a real fighter in Congress?

We need someone with Lois’s vision and leadership in Washington.

Can I count on you to help send my friend Lois to Washington? Just a small contribution will go such a long way to help someone I believe in.

Thank you,

Hank Aaron

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.