Received this e-mail today from the former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D. WI) on behalf of his PAC, LegitPAC, in support of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s (D. WI) re-election campaigns and Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign:
Donald Trump and Republicans can’t stop the clock on Election Day. And they’re terrified.
They know incumbent progressive champions like Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI) and upstart newcomer Beto O’Rourke (TX) are leading a nationwide charge to force accountability onto Trump for the first time since his inauguration.
So instead of using their power to actually protect and serve the people, Republicans are attacking our votes and pouring a record-shattering amount of dark money into both of these pivotal Senate elections.
And Republicans might just steal Congress all over again — if we don’t help these candidates fight back against the attacks now, before the attacks have a full chance to sink in.
Tammy Baldwin has one of the the biggest targets on her back of any Democratic contender this cycle. But Republican groups outspending her 3-to-1 this cycle hasn’t stopped her from fighting hard against President Trump and his illegitimate Supreme Court nomination. We need to keep this Wisconsin Senate seat in progressive hands.
And you may have already heard about progressive Beto O’Rourke closing in on the allegedly impossible feat of unseating an incumbent Republican in Texas. O’Rourke is taking on corrupt Washington insider Ted Cruz without a single dollar of corporate PAC money — but there’s no way he pulls off this upset victory without progressive support.
With only a couple weeks left until the final end-of-quarter financial deadline before the election, and the attacks against these progressives really ramping up now, we can make a lasting impact on some of this year’s biggest elections if we step up right now. And Donald Trump and Republicans know it.
Tammy Baldwin and Beto O’Rourke are two of the finest leaders we could ask to take on the daunting challenges of the Trump era. Supporting candidates like these is a vital step to protecting our democracy.
Thank you for standing up for our democratic legitimacy today,