Democrat Jack Conway says the last 48 hours of 2009 are "critical" to his campaign. In an end-of-the-year letter to supporters, Conway expresses gratitude for his new daughter, whose birth - Conway said - has political implications. "Becoming a father has given me even greater dedication to delivering the type of leadership Kentuckians deserves (sic)," Conway said in the letter.
His rival, Dan Mongiardo has also just become a father, as wife Allison gave birth to a girl on December 22. Conway claims to be the frontrunner in the race, leading in both a recent poll and in total fundraising.
Most candidates won't report their 4th quarter fundraising results for weeks, but the individual campaigns know that campaign cash is not only important for practical reasons, but the 4th quarter results also suggest the health of each campaign, which Conway acknowledges, "Your support will help us reach our goals as we close out the year, and help us further prove that ours is the campaign of solid leadership for Kentucky."
Here's the letter:
As 2009 comes to an end, I am thankful for the wonderful gifts I have been blessed with over this past year.
This year, Elizabeth and I celebrated our first Christmas with our daughter, Eva. Becoming a father has given me even greater dedication to delivering the type of leadership Kentuckians deserves.
Our campaign has established itself as the clear frontrunner in the race for the United States Senate. The countless hours worked by dedicated volunteers, and generous contributions from thousands of supporters around the state, have given us the momentum going into 2010. The energy and the enthusiasm our supporters have provided have produced clear results: our campaign leads our primary opponent in the polls and we have raised more money than every other candidate in this race. But our work is far from over.
In two days we will reach the end of 2009 and the fundraising deadline for this year.
I am extremely grateful for your energy, your enthusiasm, and your support over the past 12 months and I ask you please consider helping us to finish strong with one last contribution today. Your support will help us reach our goals as we close out the year, and help us further prove that ours is the campaign of solid leadership for Kentucky.
Once again, I truly appreciate all the support you have given my campaign. With your continued help, we will enter 2010 with enough momentum to take back Wendell Ford’s Senate seat!
P.S. These last 48 hours are critical to our campaign. Please consider a contribution today.