Tom Horner tells supporters that "it’s now or never."
While claiming "my campaign is on a roll," an e-mail he sent contains what the Independence Party candidate calls an urgent plea for money.
"We need to keep the pressure on," Horner wrote. "That’s especially true this year. With Minnesota’s new early primary (Aug. 10), our political calendar now is in hyper-drive. Every deadline has been bumped up."
The deadline that especially concerns Horner is July 19, the date by which he must raise $35,000 in contributions of up to $50. If he misses that deadline, he loses up to $400,000 in state campaign funds.
"It’s that simple," he said. "We’re all in, or we’re all out."
Horner said his campaign, polling in double digits, is half-way to the July 19 goal.