Email blast, Texas Democratic Party, Dec. 10, 2013

3:17 p.m.

Signed and filed. The 2014 Democratic ticket is official.

This is the first time in Texas history -- and only the fourth time in United States history -- that two women are running for the top spots.

They’re saying our ticket is “game changing” and that it’s the strongest group of candidates we’ve run in 20 years -- because it reflects the diversity and values of Texas.

Seeing stories like this makes me proud to lead this party and to be a Texas Democrat. It also makes me want to fight like hell to help Wendy Davis, Leticia Van de Putte, Sam Houston, Mike Collier and all of our candidates win.

We are going to make history this election, but only if we work together. We need your help, because we're just $40,000 short of our fundraising goal for the quarter. Can you show your support by chipping in $5 or more right now?

Make no mistake -- Republicans in Texas are busy lining their pockets with big checks from special interests. They know we can win in 2014 -- in fact it was recently reported that the GOP in Texas is “talking like they’re on the ropes.”

Texas Republicans think they should own this state and they’ll do everything it takes to make sure we don’t succeed. Let’s show them how wrong they are.

When I sit down with our statewide candidates, I promise them the state party will be with them every step of the way. But to do that, we need to close our fundraising gap before the end of the year.

Our candidates need your help right now. Can you chip in $5 today to help us finish 2014 in a big way and meet our goal?

With pride --

Gilberto Hinojosa

Chairman, Texas Democratic Party

P.S. If we raise $40,000 by the end of the month we can keep our promise to the statewide ticket to deploy staff all across the state to make sure we can win.  We’re so close to meeting our fundraising goal for this quarter. Can you help us close the gap?