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:
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.
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.