Nov 21, 2012
Gov. Martin O’Malley took a moment Wednesday to wish his supporters a Happy Thanksgiving — and quietly ask for a couple of dollars.
“We know that you’re busy making last minute preparations for Thanksgiving, but Katie and I wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving,” O’Malley wrote in an email sent by his federal political action committee, the O’Say Can You See PAC.
At the bottom of the email, a red “Contribute” graphic leads to martinomalley.com, where visitors can donate money to the PAC that can be used to campaign for or against a candidate, ballot initiative or legislation. O’Malley set up the federal committee in July, stoking talk about his national office ambitions.
At the time, the PAC was touted as a way to raise money for Maryland’s same-sex marriage and DREAM Act campaigns.
O’Malley also used the email Wednesday to tout a state website that provides volunteer and service information.
“As we celebrate this holiday season, I also wanted to encourage you to get involved in your community and help those less fortunate,” O’Malley wrote. “We are one Maryland and we’re all in this together.”
A nice message for Thanksgiving. But will it foster some campaign giving?