In case you missed it, Creigh just sent out this email:
$2.5 million. National Republicans are spending $2.5 million on ads that attack me for trying to raise our teachers' salaries to the national average.
It's outrageous. But the truth is that Bob McDonnell has opposed bills raising teacher pay his entire career whether it's been voting against them outright, or killing them before they could even get out of committee. Now his pals are spending millions attacking me for trying to pay our teachers like the professionals they are.
I need your help to fight back. By making a contribution, you can help cut through the lies and distortions and expose what's really going on here: Bob McDonnell has so little respect for our teachers that he's attacking me for trying to pay them average wages.
We're just 5 days away from another financial reporting deadline. There's no time to spare.
Contribute $5 or more today to fight back and help us raise an additional $250,000 so we can reach our fundraising goal by the August 31 deadline.
Bob McDonnell already had a 2-1 cash-on-hand advantage after the last reporting period. Now National Republicans have kicked in another $2.5 million to try and smear and intimidate us.
Some people might back down. But I'm not one of them. And I know you're not one of them.
Not when the choice is so stark. Not when I want to build on the progress of Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, while Bob McDonnell wants to go back to the failed economic policies of George W. Bush.
I need you to help me fight back, and with another financial reporting deadline at the end of the month -- I need you now, more than ever.
Contribute today before the August 31 fundraising deadline - even $5 makes a big difference.
Your support has already made a huge difference, allowing us to begin running TV ads last week. But whether we like it or not, our opponents, the press, and the pundits will be sizing up this campaign based on our fundraising numbers.
Please make a contribution of $5 or more to help up raise $250,000 by August 31 so we can hit our fundraising goal.
You have helped us meet every fundraising goal we've set so far, and I know we can meet this one, too.
Thank you for all you do.