Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D. MN) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign:
The path for Democrats to take back the U.S. Senate goes through Arizona — where Democrat Mark Kelly is running in a race rated a toss-up by Sabato's Crystal Ball.
Mark is a U.S. Navy combat pilot, engineer, NASA astronaut, and — along with his wife, Gabby Giffords — a gun safety advocate. He’s exactly the kind of fighter we need in the Senate to stand up to Mitch McConnell.
This race is going to be close: A newly-released poll shows Mark down by only one point. Mark’s opponent is a rubber stamp for Mitch McConnell in the Senate — so the GOP special interests are going to pull out all the stops to win this race.
We need to make sure Mark’s campaign is strong enough to fend off all the right-wing attacks and spending against him. Mark is relying on grassroots donors like you to help him meet his end-of-quarter fundraising goal.
Will you donate $10 today to help Mark turn Arizona blue and take back the Senate for Democrats? Time is running out before Mark’s critical end-of-quarter deadline — so I’m asking you to act right now.
Friend, I know a thing or two about running in a special election for U.S. Senate — it isn’t easy!
If Mark’s going to win this race, he needs a strong grassroots team with him every step of the way. You powered me to victory last year — and I need you to step up and chip in to support Mark, too.
I’m personally asking you to please give $10 or as much as you can to Mark’s campaign before his critical end-of-quarter deadline. With the future of the Senate and the Supreme Court on the line here, we can’t afford to sit back.