Oh, just another $7 million

By Abby Witt

As you might have heard, this Sunday at the Our Revolution gubernatorial forum, Daniel knocked it out of the park. In doing so, he ruffled quite a few feathers with his billionaire opponent, JB Pritzker, when Daniel pressed him on his record.

It was a wake-up call for the establishment that JB doesn’t have this election in the bag — Daniel is a threat, especially when he has grassroots supporters like you.

But yesterday, it was reported that JB recently cut himself ANOTHER $7 million check. Seven. Million. Dollars.

Let’s ask ourselves this: Why would JB continue dumping millions of dollars in this race, this early in the primary? Here’s the answer: he and the establishment backing him believe their best chance at winning is by piling on millions of dollars right now. They think that a grassroots movement without the backing of a billionaire has no chance. They think it’s time to write our obituary. And they want you to believe that too.

I’m here to tell you they’re wrong.

But here’s the truth: there is no other campaign better positioned to win than ours. And here are crucial reasons why:

  1. Our campaign is powered by the grassroots, powered by you, our supporters. Thanks to your support we have more than $2.6 million on hand.

  2. We are growing this campaign across the state. We now have five field offices and thousands of volunteers across the state. In our first day of action, volunteers completed hundreds of petitioning shifts and collected thousands of signatures to get Daniel and Litesa on the ballot. Our movement is strong.

We’re never going to have more money than JB Pritzker — we don’t need to. You are what’s keeping this campaign going. You are helping us spread Daniel’s relentlessly progressive message. You are helping us do all of this despite the establishment telling us it’s time to call it quits. And that’s why I have to ask:

Can Daniel count on you to make a $7 contribution to our campaign today to help us win, and as a way to say you’ll never give up fighting for our progressive values? As people begin tuning in during a pivotal part of the election season, we have the opportunity to move the needle — but we have to have the resources we need to reach out to thousands more voters through door knocking and phone calls.

But we have a lot of ground to make up. If we’re going to take this all the way to the March primary, we’re going to need each and every one of you to step up however you can.

Fighting for what’s right has never been easy. Glad to be in this fight with you.


Abby Witt
Campaign Manager
Biss for Illinois