Santorum Group Encourages Supporters To Join ‘Strikeforce’ To Elect Cuccinelli

A grassroots organization founded by former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is asking supporters to join a “Strikeforce” to get out the vote for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s (R) gubernatorial campaign.

Santorum’s Patriot Voices PAC encourages supporters to sign up on its website to go door-to-door and hold sign waves from Nov. 1-3 in an effort to get Republican voters to the polls. Recent polling has shown Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe widening his lead over Cuccinelli.

Below is the text of an email sent Friday to supporters of Patriot Voices PAC asking them to join or donate to the “Strikeforce”:

In less than three weeks, voters in Virginia will go to the polls to cast their ballot for their next governor.
Ken Cuccinelli, an unapologetic conservative, is running against liberal, Clinton-insider Terry McAuliffe. The polls show McAuliffe leading, but Ken can pull off a victory with our help.
Here’s how.
Patriot Voices PAC is enlisting members for a Strikeforce to get out the vote for Ken in Virginia the weekend before Election Day.
Our Strikeforce will go door-to-door and hold sign waves during the weekend of November 1-3 to help get Republican voters to the polls!
If you are interested in joining our Strikeforce team or learning more, click here to sign up and someone will be in touch soon.
We realize that not everyone can pick up and head to Virginia, but there is another critical way for you to help Ken.
Make a contribution for one of the following amounts to ensure our StrikeForce volunteers have what they need:
Donate $10 for the literature our Strikeforce team will use to recruit voters.
Donate $25 to purchase signs.
Donate $50 to purchase meals for our Strikeforce team after a long day of campaign activity.
Donate $100 to help pay for lodging and transportation for out of state volunteers.
Remember, nothing can replace people interacting with voters. Technology and advertising are helpful, but at the end of the day, close races are won because of enthusiastic volunteers talking with voters and making sure they vote. We can make a real difference in this race!
Your contribution of your time and financial resources will make a direct impact on our Strikeforce team’s ability to get Republicans to the polls on Election Day.
Thanks and God Bless,

Rick Santorum

[h/t Right Wing Watch]

This post has been updated.

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