Dear Curmilus –
I don’t usually get involved in Democratic primary contests, but this race was too important to stay on the sidelines. In North Carolina we have three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, but one stands out above the rest. That candidate is Ken Lewis.
I know what it takes to defeat an incumbent. I have seen Ken’s ability to connect with young voters, progressives, and African Americans, the same groups that drove Barack Obama to victory in North Carolina in 2008. In an off year election where Democrats are not showing high levels of engagement, Ken is the best candidate to inspire and turn out the coalition of voters that will be necessary to defeat Senator Burr in November.
But this primary election is about more than political calculation.
Ken Lewis represents a significant opportunity for the State of North Carolina and our country: The opportunity to change the U.S. Senate by changing the kind of Senators we send there.
Ken Lewis’ background is not like that of most U.S. Senators. He worked as a janitor, bus driver and fast food employee to put himself through Duke University and then Harvard Law School.
In this down economy he would bring a unique set of skills to the Senate, having spent two decades helping businesses create jobs in nearly every industry in North Carolina.
At a time when Americans feel forgotten by political insiders, Ken would bring a unique set of experiences, deeply rooted in the community organizations and non-profit associations he has served.
As Senator, Ken will be responsive to the needs of North Carolinians. He’ll serve the people of North Carolina because that’s what he’s done all his life.
That is why I am supporting Ken’s campaign.
One stop early voting has already begun in North Carolina. Election Day is May 4. The campaign is nearing the finish. Ken needs your vote, and he needs your help to get his message out, organize precincts, and turn out voters.
Your donation will ensure that all North Carolina voters hear Ken’s winning message. Your contribution will go toward field organizers, literature, yard-signs, media and other concrete expenses that will make a real difference in this race.
Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. We have a chance to make history in North Carolina just as I made history in Illinois two decades ago. Ken offers an historic opportunity to make our U.S. Senate a more representative, well-informed, and inclusive place.
This is our time. Ken is our candidate. He’ll be our Senator, if we all do our part.
Thank you for your support!
Former United States Senator Carol Moseley Braun
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