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Amanda Curtis, a state legislator from Butte, Mont. smiles after being selected as the replacement candidate in the U.S. Senate race against Republican Rep. Steve Daines, in Helena, Mont. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Independent Record, Thom Bridge)
Received this e-mail today from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Amanda Curtis' (D. MT) campaign (who I wrote about a while back and will be writing about more soon):
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17:  NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attends the 25th annual Brooklyn tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on January 17, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
I had to make sure you heard – Amanda Curtis won the Democratic nomination for Senate in Montana, giving us a fresh chance to protect our Senate majority.

The pundits had all but written us off in Montana. Now, we have a chance to prove them wrong – and by supporting Amanda, we give ourselves a chance to elect FIVE women challengers to the U.S. Senate.

But Amanda is just starting her campaign and without our immediate support to fight the attacks, she will not be able to lift off – it is up to us!

Because this is so important, Off The Sidelines will match every gift we get for Amanda in the next 12 hours, up to $5,000. Give now and have your money go twice as far to win and save the Senate!

This is our moment.

Click here to give right now, as much as you can, to have Off The Sidelines double your gift to elect Amanda in Montana.

https://secure.actblue.com/...

Let me tell you about Amanda: She is a 34-year-old teacher who has been a champion for our values in the Montana Legislature. Issue after issue, she has stood up to extremist Republican leadership in her state – she is ready for Washington.

With Amanda, opportunity is knocking, Sam. Our Senate majority could come down to just ONE seat – and Nate Silver calls Senate control a toss-up. But they never saw us coming and they never saw Amanda coming.

Off The Sidelines is ready. Give as much as you can to support Amanda and your gift will be DOUBLED.

Click here to help us get critical resources to Amanda right away. Give as much as you can now.

https://secure.actblue.com/...

Thanks for always being the first to step up,

Kirsten

Click here to donate to Curtis' campaign:
https://secure.actblue.com/...

Originally posted to pdc on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 06:06 PM PDT.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party and Montana Kossaks.

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