Mark Dayton is perhaps best known as a rich politician who pours millions into his own campaigns and therefore isn’t beholden to special interests. So why a new strategy in which he asks supporters to contribute $1 each to his campaign for governor?
The former U.S. senator put $12 million of his own money into his 2000 campaign, says MPR’s Polinaut, and now has sent this e-mail to supporters asking them to pass a buck:
December is “A Dollar for Dayton” month! I’m asking you to please contribute One Dollar to my campaign.
Why a dollar? Because it’s something everyone can do, even during these hard economic times. And because dollars, like votes, add up!
Every dollar helps our campaign to spread our message throughout Minnesota. Your dollar officially registers you as a Member of “Team Dayton” (if you’re not already). There you will find other ways to get involved in our campaign and make a difference for Minnesota.
Please contribute your dollar NOW! (And ask five of your friends to do the same). THANK YOU for your support. I promise that, together, we will build A Better Minnesota!
Wishing you a joyful holiday month!