A Campaign Memorandum from Dick Leggitt Campaign Manager Gilmore for Senate
To: Jim Gilmore for Senate Supporters
From: Dick Leggitt, Campaign Manager
Date: September 24, 2008
Re: Washington Post Poll
You may have seen or heard of the new Washington Post poll which shows Mark Warner with a 30-point lead – very similar to the Washington Post poll taken almost a year ago. Do not be discouraged or disheartened by the Post’s attempt to influence the U.S. Senate election. It is, after all the Washington Post. Their coverage is pro-Democrat, pro-Obama and pro-Mark Warner and voters who have watched the Post's unfair coverage of Republicans including John McCain, Sarah Palin and Jim Gilmore know this.
Please remember that in late September of 1997, the Washington Post poll indicated that Jim Gilmore was getting 38 percent of the vote in the race for Governor of Virginia. On Election Day when the voters finally had their say, Jim Gilmore won the election with 56 percent of the vote! Don’t let the media and the pollsters decide this election. The most important thing you can do to combat the Washington Post poll is to remind your family, friends and associates to vote for John McCain, Sarah Palin and Jim Gilmore.