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Alex Joseph just passed along this e-mail from the campaign:

From: Hillary Clinton
Date: Feb 20, 2008 12:19 PM
Subject: What it takes to win in Texas and Ohio  

Dear Alex,

Here’s what you need to know this morning. We were outspent in Wisconsin by a 4 to 1 margin on ads – and we can’t let that happen on March 4.

If we want to win in Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont, we’ve got to even the odds. We can’t let the Obama campaign overwhelm us financially. Today, I am calling on you and other online supporters to act together, making sure we have the resources to create a fair, level playing field on March 4.

In the last few weeks, thousands upon thousands of people have contributed to my campaign. With so many people acting together, any donation you make today – even as little as $5 – makes a difference . …

I have total confidence that, as long as we have the resources to compete, March 4 will be a day of dramatic victories for our campaign. Let’s make it happen.


Hillary Clinton [emphasis added]

Meanwhile, Slate has also obtained another e-mail, scheduled for release on March 5.  

From: Hillary Clinton
Date: March 5, 2008 4:08 AM
Subject: What it takes to win in Wyoming and Puerto Rico

Dear Alex,

I know you’re probably really busy right now, but we’re being massively outspent, 28 to 1. If you could spare a quarter, a dime, a nickel, anything you may have, we would really, really appreciate it. If not, perhaps that sandwich? Our fundraising director has not eaten in days, and he is starting to close his eyes for long periods of time. Ever since Mark and Howard joined the Obama campaign, things have been difficult. I just sent Maggie Williams, our campaign manager, down the street to root around for discarded bottles. Also, they turned off the heat here at Hillary HQ. Our supporter list charts tell me you live nearby. Could you possibly bring a blanket over? Lastly, I don’t know what kind of laptop you have, but my battery is almost dead, and I left the charger in Dayton. Please, Alex, help us make a difference. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate ready to lead on Day One, once she returns that money she lost in poker last week.

We can do this. Please.

Hillary Clinton