This is from an email from Paul Schimpf, the Republican candidate for Attorney General who is running against incumbent Lisa Madigan:
The key moment in the trial of Saddam Hussein occurred when my Iraqi prosecutors presented the documentary evidence that Saddam ordered the execution of hundreds in retaliation for an assassination attempt committed by five conspirators.
My prosecutors nailed their presentation and a frustrated Saddam stood up and admitted that he had done EVERYTHING he was accused of.
But that moment didn’t happen spontaneously. It was the result of months of hard work gathering evidence and weeks of rehearsal.
My Iraqi prosecutors trusted me back in 2005-2006 when I told them that we could induce a confession from Saddam.
I am asking you to trust me now … we can defeat the Madigan Family and give Illinois an Attorney General who is not beholden to the political insiders.
The works starts now.
If we wait until September to start getting organized, it will be too late.
Many of my friends lost this past Tuesday.
If we want to honor them for their dedication to our state, we need to stay committed to their cause and continue fighting for their values. Their losses only make me want to fight harder. I’m a Marine … it’s what we do. http://www.schimpf4illinois.
Just like you, I’m exhausted from the brutal primary.
So I’m not asking anyone to knock on doors or call their friends … yet.
But the day is coming.
Right now we need volunteers who will keep us informed of important local events, sign up to march in parades over the summer, and write letters to newspaper editors. You can volunteer here. http://www.schimpf4illinois.
We also need your financial help.
We aren’t wasting money on high-rise campaign offices.
We don’t have political consultants, either.
I believe in the quaint notion that you ought to tell people exactly who you are and what you stand for.
Instead, we are spending money on the thousands of info cards and friend-to-friend cards we will be giving out all over the state in the next seven months. https://schimpf4illinois.
You can also help us by spreading the word. Please forward this email to ten of your friends. Please also “like” our campaign facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/
Trust me. I can take the Madigan Family, but I can’t do it by myself. I need your help. Please get involved today.