Obama, Romney Send End-Stage Fundraising Emails

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Mitt Romney holds a rally at Screen Machine Industries in Etna, Ohio, on Nov. 2, 2012.

Check your inbox — the end is in sight.

The presidential candidates are making last-ditch fundraising efforts via email.

President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney both sent campaign emails today thanking their supporters and setting what are sure to be some of the final fundraising deadlines ahead of the Tuesday election.

Romney asked for $15 or more by Saturday night. Obama asked for $5 or more by midnight on Friday.

“If you’ve been waiting to chip in, it has to be right now — it’s not too late to make a difference,” says the message from Obama. The Obama campaign’s final budget meeting is Saturday, the email says.

Romney’s note focuses on advertising airtime. Supporters raised $7 million this week, which put ads “on air, sharing our plan to create 12 million new jobs,” the email says.

“Your contribution by Saturday night will help us reserve airtime in other critical states,” says the Romney email, which does not mention a budget meeting like the Obama campaign’s, but does refer to “the billion-dollar Obama juggernaut.”

Obama’s email does not refer to Romney, but repeats itself in a postscript: “This is one of your last chances to determine how this campaign ends — tomorrow morning, the final plans are being made.”

While Tuesday continues to promise uncertainty, there is reason to hope that inboxes will be a little emptier once the votes are in.


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