Correcting a mistake
I made a mistake! I submitted the wrong copy of my letter last week. I meant to submit the second draft which had some changes.
The main correction was that during his first term George W. Bush increased education spending 58 percent over the previous administration's eight years (factcheck.org), not 80 percent. Next time I'll be sure to double check which one I have in my pocket. (I wouldn't want to give my opponents real political ammunition when they're so used to "shooting blanks"!)