I enjoyed meeting so many of you at Netroots Nation in Providence earlier this summer -- and I am very grateful for the support the Daily Kos community has given me and our campaign.

Now, I need your help if we're going to keep the U.S. Senate blue this November.

I just won a hard-fought primary to become the Democratic nominee for Hawaii’s Senate seat, to follow in the footsteps of our beloved Sen. Daniel Akaka who is retiring this year. All the while, my Republican opponent, former Gov. Linda Lingle, has been stockpiling money from her right-wing, mega-donor network.

That’s given Lingle a significant cash advantage -- and in a small state like Hawaii, that can make a huge difference come November.

So today, we're launching a "Pineapple Bomb" -- a grassroots moneybomb fundraiser with a Hawaii twist -- to replenish our campaign coffers so we can go toe-to-toe with Lingle and her right-wing backers all the way through November.

We're trying to raise more than $100,000 from our allies across the country over the next 72 hours -- and I need your help to make it a success.

Please contribute $5 to our "Pineapple Bomb" today -- and help me keep Hawaii's Senate seat in Democratic hands!