It's great to be back here blogging with you at DailyKos!
First off, I'd just like to thank you for all of your support in the past -- from sending me roses on Valentine's Day a few years back to inviting me to speak at the first YearlyKos/Netroots Nation conference in Las Vegas as we work together to end the war in Iraq, stop climate change, fight for clean energy jobs, and take action on so many other issues.
But it's no secret: I'm in the middle of a tough re-election campaign against my right-wing opponent, Carly Fiorina.
Carly Fiorina is relying on her multimillion dollar personal checkbook to fund her Senate campaign against me. She's already poured in millions of dollars, and she’s ready to spend millions more. And if that isn't enough, George W. Bush's top operative Karl Rove just launched $1 million of attack ads against me in Los Angeles.
But I have a secret weapon, something even more powerful than all of that: You, and the grassroots support of tens of thousands of supporters across California and across the country.
So, on September 1, our campaign is launching a new online effort -- "100,000 Strong for Boxer" -- our first ever "money bomb," to demonstrate our campaign's strong grassroots strength all on just one day.
Beginning today, we're collecting pledges from friends like you to make September 1 a big success -- and I'm asking you to stand up and be counted.
We've set a huge goal of 10,000 individual donations for our September 1 effort -- which will also help us break through an amazing mark of 100,000 total grassroots donors to our campaign to-date.
It's our most ambitious online fundraising push yet -- and we can't do it without you. Our opponents will be watching closely to see if we make it.
You can help us show that 100,000 grassroots Boxer donors are strong enough to combat Fiorina's big checkbook, all in one day.
Fiorina and her allies, including the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Karl Rove, have already reserved nearly $9 million in TV time on California’s airwaves -- and I’m sure that’s only a down payment.
The voters in California are going to have a clear choice in this election. I’m proud of my record on jobs, health care, the environment, choice, good public schools, and so many other issues we care about.
But I need your help to get our message out, in the wake of the millions upon millions that our opponents will put on TV:
Thank you so much for standing with me, today and every day!
P.S. I'm out on the campaign trail all day, but will do my best to check in and review your comments later today.