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“The plan for this election is based on the lessons we learned two years ago,” Mrs. Obama said. “Our organizers and volunteers are knocking on doors every weekend, making calls every night. Your support will help to fund this work.”
Mrs. Obama, who enjoys high popularity and is an in-demand guest on the campaign trail, also plans a call with activists Wednesday, hoping to reignite the enthusiasm that elevated a freshman senator to the presidency.
Mr. Ellsworth’s supporters hope the ad will help make up ground ahead of the Nov. 2 election.
Backing, cash flow in attorney general race
ALBANY | The candidates for New York attorney general continue to add endorsements and cash as they head toward their first debate Friday.
State Sen. Eric Schneiderman was recently endorsed by two fellow Democrats, former Attorney General Robert Abrams and Sen. Charles E. Schumer. He reports raising more than $312,000 in the past week, with $1 million on hand for campaigning.
Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan recently added an endorsement from Republican Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy to previous backing from New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Mr. Donovan reports raising more than $414,000 since his last required report in mid-July.
Mr. Donovan, who’s also running on the Conservative Party line, shows $444,000 on hand, including $10,000 from former Republican Sen. Alfonse M. D’Amato.
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