Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D. IL) in support of her colleague, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s (D. MO) re-election campaign:
Senator Claire McCaskill is running for re-election in Missouri. She's in one of the most competitive races in the nation — rated by CNN as the most likely seat to flip from Democrats to Republicans this year.
So of course, Republicans are doing what they do best to win this seat — spending. Republican special interests have already spent $20 million against Claire. Trump will be in Missouri TODAY (his fifth visit so far) to help raise money for her opponent.
President Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the GOP special interest groups know that defeating Claire is a tactical victory for them — if Claire loses this race, Democrats have no chance to take back the Senate.
They'll stop at nothing, spend whatever it takes, to score that victory. And recent polls show that their efforts might be working.
Claire doesn't back down. She's spent years fighting for Missouri families in the face of intense opposition. Her work to expand health care, preserve women's rights and fight for all the things we care about as Democrats will not change, no matter what the other side spends.
But that doesn't mean she can win on her own. Let's help Claire's Rapid Response Team hit their $20,000 goal today. Rush in $5 or more before midnight.