Below is the latest email from the campaign.. .
Remember when Sen. Obama said he'd "rather raise money in Texas instead of Hollywood?" Now it's time to show Sen. Obama that we Texans are willing to step up to the plate!
(Look closely...does that rally picture currently on the front page of BarackObama.com look familiar?)
-Texans for Obama
The special-interest industry in Washington has only grown since the last election, and it will spend more money than ever this time to try to own our political process and dictate our policies in Washington.
We're not going to play that game. We're not taking any contributions from Washington lobbyists or political action committees.
We're going to transform the political process by bringing together hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans to build a campaign responsible to no one but the people -- people like you.
So here's something different. Right now someone is waiting to match your first online donation to our campaign, doubling your impact.
If you make your first online donation now, you'll be able to read a note from the person who matched your amount, and you'll be able to write to them about why you gave.
Thousands of people who've already donated to the campaign have committed to give again -- but only if someone like you decides to make their first online donation.
Will your make your donation now?
We need to dramatically multiply the number of people who own a piece of this historic campaign, because the only way we can win is by making this campaign belong to as many people as possible.
It may sound strange for a presidential candidate to launch a fundraising drive that isn't about dollars.
But this campaign isn't just about money. And our democracy shouldn't be either.
It should be about people.
People's demands are simple. An end to the war in Iraq and the restoration of American leadership in the world; equal opportunity for themselves and their children at home; and the hope that their voice matters in a political process that too often leaves the people out.
You can take ownership of our democracy -- make a donation now:
I'm deeply honored that so many people have put their hope and faith in our campaign.
And if we succeed, it will be because you made history and took control of our campaign's destiny.
I know we can do this.
P.S. -- If you'd like to make a donation without being part of the new donor drive, you can do so here: https://donate.barackobama.com/