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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27:  Former governor Howard Dean campaigns with Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio at a subway station on August 27, 2013 in New York City. With two weeks to go until the primary election, de Blasio is currently running in a tight race with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the Democratic race for mayor of New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Received this fundraising e-mail from former Governor and DNC Chairman Howard Dean (D. VT) in support of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D. NH) re-election bid:
Amid all this government shutdown-debt limit nonsense, can you imagine if Democrats didn’t have a majority in the Senate?

There would be no safeguard at all. Republicans would have full run of the place – and it would be a disaster.

Stopping them will take reelecting strong Democrats, like my friend Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. But it won’t be easy. She’s the only Democrat elected to the Senate from New Hampshire in 30 years. And no less than five Republicans have eyed challenging her, with Karl Rove urging them on – plus, her last race came before Citizens United gave the Super PACs a blank check.

UNITED STATES - May 7 : Chairman Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH., during the Legislative Branch Subcommittee hearing on the FY2014 Budget Request for the Library of Congress and the Open World Leadership Center on May 7, 2013.  (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)
Jeanne’s going to need all of us behind her. She’s got to raise $62,500 by the FEC deadline at midnight tomorrow to build a grassroots, people-powered campaign.

Can you help her? We’re counting on you.

Donate $25 or more to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen right away. New Hampshire deserves a voice – not a Karl Rove pawn:

https://secure.actblue.com/...

I was the governor of Vermont when Jeanne was New Hampshire’s governor. I got to serve alongside her up close. Let me tell you: she’s New Hampshire through and through.

On energy, women’s health, marriage equality, equal pay and more, Jeanne’s been instrumental. The progress we’ve made on these fronts would have been impossible without her leadership and determination.

But Rove, the Koch brothers and other shadowy groups, they don’t care about New Hampshire. They just want to replace a proven middle-class champion with a loyal vote for the Tea Party agenda.

We can’t let them. Join me in taking a stand now by donating to help Jeanne make her goal. You’ve got 36 hours, so act fast.

Give $25 or more to help reelect Jeanne Shaheen and protect our Senate majority:

https://secure.actblue.com/...

Thanks for fighting for our progressive values,

Howard

You can click here to donate to Shaheen's campaign:
https://secure.actblue.com/...

Originally posted to pdc on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Take New Hampshire Forward! and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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