Regunberg’s Campaign Fundraising Email Pledges to “Turn New Mexico Blue”

Friday, March 02, 2018


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Wants to turn New Mexico blue

A campaign email from Lt. Governor candidate Aaron Regunberg claims he will not accept any money from the “NRA and gun lobby” and he wants to “turn New Mexico blue” a reference to making New Mexico a Democratic state. UPDATED.

Regunberg hails from Chicago, Illinois and came to Rhode Island to attend Brown University. He is running against incumbent Democratic Lt. Governor Dan McKee in the primary. Jake London from Regunberg's campaign said the error was inadvertent. "We copied over as part of our fundraising software and it did not get caught," he told GoLocal. 

Regunberg's campaign said they have sent out and apology -- it is posted below the original email.

His email reads:

How we win elections matters. This campaign we are building together is about empowering Rhode Islanders to be proud of our shared Democratic values.  

Dark money from special interest groups corrupts our democracy and often holds back elected officials from taking the bold stances we need on critical issues like universal healthcare, a living wage, climate action and gun violence prevention.

That’s why I’m proud to make a pledge to you. I will not to accept ANY money from the fossil fuel industry or from the NRA and gun lobby in my campaign for Lt. Governor.

The special interests we’re up against have lots of money, but this movement has you.

Help from friends like you is the only way we'll have the resources we need to win – so please sponsor our first big event of the year with $5 or more!

If you've saved payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately to turn New Mexico blue:

Express Donate: $5

Express Donate: $10

Express Donate: $25

Express Donate: $50

Or, donate another amount

Regunberg follow-up email:

Thank you for catching the typo in our last email. The standard disclaimer for our one click donation service, ActBlue, mistakenly replaced "Rhode Island."
If you would still like to make a contribution you can make a secure, online donation to Aaron's campaign by clicking this link:
The campaign can also accept check contributions made payable to "Friends of Aaron Regunberg" and mailed to the campaign's address: 50 Duncan Ave, Providence, RI 02906
Thank you again for bringing this typo to our attention and my sincerest apologies for the confusion. We are taking steps to ensure this type of typo error does not happen again.

Jake London
Campaign Manager
Regunberg for Lt. Governor



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