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New message from Kurt Bills

Here's the latest message from Kurt Bills:

We have released our new ad, “Quick Kurt,” and it’s got liberals fighting mad. So much so that the media is being forced to cover me. WCCO-TV’s Pat Kessler aired a reported on the ad in a nearly four minute news story.

With your help, I can get this ad to air on our local markets. Your donation of $10, $20, $50, or even $100 will help make that happen.

You see, I feel this ad is an homage to Paul Wellstone. In his “Fast Paul” ad, he introduced himself and compared his campaign to his well-funded Washington incumbent opponent. Sound familiar?

Liberals think we are being disrespectful and I’m comparing myself to Senator Wellstone, but I beg to differ.

Of course Paul Wellstone and I differ on policy. That’s no secret, and just as Wellstone was proud to be a liberal, I am a proud conservative.

And just like Wellstone, I am not afraid to stand up for my convictions. I say what I mean and mean what I say. Unlike my opponent, I won’t campaign as a moderate and vote differently when I get elected. Klobuchar grilled Mark Kennedy about “running up the nation’s credit card” during their debates, then we saw a doubling of our national debt on her watch.

I will not campaign one way, then do another when I’m elected.

Your donations of $10, $20, $50, or $100 will help get that message out.

Paul Wellstone and I even spent some time talking—I was coaching a wrestling match, and his son was doing some coaching on the other side. We didn’t agree much, but I left with a respect for Wellstone’s courage of his convictions. A worthy opponent.

In 1990, Wellstone was the underdog, and so am I. Wellstone’s opponent had millions in the bank, and so does mine. Wellstone faced down the Washington establishment, and so will I.

Wellstone was down 14 points in the polls—in late September—and everybody thought his opponent would cruise to victory.

And Wellstone won despite the odds, and so will I.

The parallels are there. Not in our politics, but in our situation…in our campaigns. Both he and I are scrappy, little-guy teachers campaigning in school buses. Both running against well-funded opponents who had the inside track.

Amy Klobuchar gets her money from lawyers, lobbyists, PACs and Wall Street. She votes for their interests, and they support her.

We have you to fund our campaign. Can you afford a contribution of $50, $25, $10, or even $5 to help us get our message out?

That may not be what a bailed out bank can give Amy Klobuchar, but your support is the lifeblood of our campaign.

Kurt Bills