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Last night in the Indiana senatorial debate, Republican Richard Mourdock said that when a woman becomes pregnant as the result of rape, "it's something God intended."

One day earlier, Mitt Romney, the leader of the Republican Party, appeared in a TV ad supporting Mourdock's campaign, making him the only candidate in the entire country for whom Romney cut an ad in the general election. The fact that he has chosen Mourdock as the best representative for the Republican Party tells you everything you need to know.

And Governor Romney still won't back off his endorsement of Mourdock, let alone demand that Mourdock's campaign pull down the ad.

Yes, these are the kinds of candidates that we're working so hard to defeat in less than two weeks. But we can't do it unless Democrats across the country have the resources they need to win -- donate $X or more now.

As hard as it may be to believe that a politician in 2012 actually believes something so offensive and demeaning to women, these views are part and parcel of the Republican Party's platform on women's health.

At a Mourdock rally earlier in this election, Romney said, "This is a man who I want to see in Washington, to make sure that we can not just talk about changing things, but actually have the votes to get things changed."

This man could be your president-elect in 14 days.

As a woman and a mother, I can't imagine raising my son in a country led by politicians who think so little of women and their health. And I'm going to work as hard as I possibly can every single day to make sure that we beat these guys on Election Day -- but I can't do it alone.

Donate $X or more now to ensure that the GOP's backwards views on women's rights don't become a reality:

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Thanks for all you do,

Hildy

Hildy Kuryk National Finance Director Democratic National Committee

PAID FOR BY OBAMA VICTORY FUND 2012, A JOINT FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE AUTHORIZED BY OBAMA FOR AMERICA, THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE, AND THE STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, PA, VA, AND WI. Contributions or gifts to Obama Victory Fund 2012 are not tax deductible.

The first $X from a contributor to Obama Victory Fund 2012 will be allocated to Obama for America, designated for the general election. The next $X from a contributor will be allocated to the Democratic National Committee. Any additional amount s from a contributor will be divided among the State Democratic Party Committees as follows, up to $X per committee and subject to the biennial aggregate limits: OH 24% , FL 15% ; WI 12% ; IA 10% ; NV 10% ; VA 9% ; CO 7% ; NC 7% ; PA 3% ; and NH 3% . A contributor may designate a contribution for a particular participant. This allocation formula may change if following it would result in an excessive contribution. Contributions will be used in connection with a Federal election, may be spent on any activities of the participants as each committee determines in its sole discretion, and will not be earmarked for any particular candidate.

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Subject: As offensive as it gets

From: democraticparty@democrats.org

Sent: Oct. 24, 2012, 11:48 a.m.




Last night in the Indiana senatorial debate, Republican Richard Mourdock said that when a woman becomes pregnant as the result of rape, "it's something God intended."

One day earlier, Mitt Romney, the leader of the Republican Party, appeared in a TV ad supporting Mourdock's campaign, making him the only candidate in the entire country for whom Romney cut an ad in the general election. The fact that he has chosen Mourdock as the best representative for the Republican Party tells you everything you need to know.

And Governor Romney still won't back off his endorsement of Mourdock, let alone demand that Mourdock's campaign pull down the ad.

Yes, these are the kinds of candidates that we're working so hard to defeat in less than two weeks. But we can't do it unless Democrats across the country have the resources they need to win -- donate $X or more now.

As hard as it may be to believe that a politician in 2012 actually believes something so offensive and demeaning to women, these views are part and parcel of the Republican Party's platform on women's health.

At a Mourdock rally earlier in this election, Romney said, "This is a man who I want to see in Washington, to make sure that we can not just talk about changing things, but actually have the votes to get things changed."

This man could be your president-elect in 14 days.

As a woman and a mother, I can't imagine raising my son in a country led by politicians who think so little of women and their health. And I'm going to work as hard as I possibly can every single day to make sure that we beat these guys on Election Day -- but I can't do it alone.

Donate $X or more now to ensure that the GOP's backwards views on women's rights don't become a reality:

[url]

Thanks for all you do,

Hildy

Hildy Kuryk National Finance Director Democratic National Committee

PAID FOR BY OBAMA VICTORY FUND 2012, A JOINT FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE AUTHORIZED BY OBAMA FOR AMERICA, THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE, AND THE STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, PA, VA, AND WI. Contributions or gifts to Obama Victory Fund 2012 are not tax deductible.

The first $X from a contributor to Obama Victory Fund 2012 will be allocated to Obama for America, designated for the general election. The next $X from a contributor will be allocated to the Democratic National Committee. Any additional amount s from a contributor will be divided among the State Democratic Party Committees as follows, up to $X per committee and subject to the biennial aggregate limits: OH 24% , FL 15% ; WI 12% ; IA 10% ; NV 10% ; VA 9% ; CO 7% ; NC 7% ; PA 3% ; and NH 3% . A contributor may designate a contribution for a particular participant. This allocation formula may change if following it would result in an excessive contribution. Contributions will be used in connection with a Federal election, may be spent on any activities of the participants as each committee determines in its sole discretion, and will not be earmarked for any particular candidate.

Democratic National Committee, 430 S. Capitol St. SE, Washington DC 20003 Click here to unsubscribe from this mailing list.