Susan Davis reports:
In perhaps the most desperate sounding e-mail solicitation yet this election cycle, third party Libertarian candidate Bob Barrâ€™s campaign manager sent out a plea today to supporters to raise $15,000 each day this weekâ€”or else.
Under the subject line, â€œHave I said or done something to offend you?â€ Russ Verney writes, â€œYou see, I have to report that unless we receive and immediate cash infusion of $85,000, our progress will stop dead in its tracks. To be very blunt, I am presently faced with bills equaling our bank account balance, and I know there are many more expenses on the horizon.â€
According to the latest report with the Federal Election Commission, Barrâ€™s campaign had just $69,000 cash on hand at the end of June, and he raised just under $200,000 last month.
Hurry, this is a limited time offer! Operators are standing by. If you donate in the next 15 seconds, you can get a Bob Barr bumpersticker at no charge!