Pelosi, in pitch to donors, sees ‘turning point’ for Dems in 2012 House races

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is seeking a surge of Democratic campaign donations before the next Federal Election Commission fundraising deadline, claiming that Democrats can reach a “turning point” in their bid to reclaim the majority.

“If we continue to stand together, I believe this moment will mark the turning point on the road to a Democratic victory in 2012,” Pelosi writes in a new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraising email.

Democrats will face an uphill battle reclaiming the majority after their 2010 election night drubbing that swept Republicans into control of the House.

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But in the email pitch, Pelosi argues that Republicans have provided an opening, alleging that “the American people are rejecting the Tea Party Republican agenda that puts tax breaks for the wealthiest people in our country ahead of creating jobs.”


“Now, it is up to us to seize this moment,” she writes. “That’s why the looming October 31st FEC fundraising deadline is so critical. This is the last fundraising deadline before the one year out to Election Day marker and House Democrats must have a strong showing.”

Pelosi, in the email pitch, says a muscular showing in this fundraising cycle will be critical in shaping the narrative of the Democrats’ prospects.

“Our results will be closely scrutinized by the media and political pundits as an indication of our strength and determination to take the fight to the Republicans,” she writes.

The email urges donations of $3 or more for the DCCC’s “Million Dollar Match” campaign in which donations will be matched by a group of House Democrats.

“With just 25 seats standing between us and a new Democratic Majority, we can’t wait for tomorrow,” Pelosi writes.