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Wednesday, August 3

E-Mail From: info@democracyforamerica.com (Paul Hackett)

"Yesterday, one of the reddest regions in America turned a whole lot bluer.

"I ran in a special election to serve in the United States House of Representatives from the 2nd District of Ohio. I am a Marine recently returned from Iraq, a husband, a father, an attorney, and a Democrat.

"When I won the Democratic primary for this contest, few people believed we had a shot at victory. But DFA put its faith in me -- and went to work organizing on the ground and online. Your support helped build the greatest Democratic get-out-the-vote effort this district has ever known.

"While we didn't pull out a victory yesterday -- we came incredibly close. We got 48 percent of the vote. And in those results rests hope for the future.

"It had been 15 years since a Democratic candidate for Congress received more than 30 percent of the vote in Ohio's 2nd District and decades since a Democrat held the seat. Your support helped me improve Democratic performance by nearly 20 percent. This is a victory for democracy. And if we can do this in Ohio -- we can do it anywhere.

"Join me, and help DFA elect Democrats in Ohio and across the country:

(Website) democracyforamerica

"We have the power to win back Congress. Yesterday proved it. And DFA is on the front lines of the fight -- determined, hopeful and fearless.

"I believe we can change this country. I believe we can win in every state -- and I know that you do too. Please join me today:

Thank you,

Paul Hackett"

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