10/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

RED ALERT: Big Oil Money vs. You

Red Alert!

Who could forget two years ago when Larry Kissell, a mill worker and public school teacher, came within 330 votes of unseating the Big Oil-funded Republican Congressman Robin Hayes in North Carolina's 8th District?

Here we are two years later and Larry is even closer now. He recently won the DCCC's 2008 Mobilize for Change: A National Day of Action award. On that single day, his campaign recruited a record 1,700 grassroots volunteers.

Larry is real grassroots success story, which is why he needs your urgent help. Robin Hayes just reached deeper into Big Oil's pocket to try and hold off Larry's surging momentum.

Robin Hayes has already taken more than $176,000 in Big Oil contributions and owns up to $23 million in Big Oil stock. But we just learned that Robin pumped an additional $100,000 worth of Big Oil money into TV ads to attack Larry Kissell.

Larry Kissell doesn't have millions of dollars in Big Oil money. He has something even more valuable -- you.

Please help Larry Kissell fight back against Robin Hayes' Big Oil-funded, Karl Rove style attacks. Your support is so crucial in this tight race that Democratic Members of Congress will match your contribution dollar-for-dollar.

Let's help Larry Kissell finish what he started in 2006 and become our newest fighter for change in Congress.

Thanks for all that you do.