Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D. MT) in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign:
Democrats only need to flip four seats to win back the Senate and our best chance to secure one of those seats is in North Carolina.
My friend, Cal Cunningham, is running to defeat Senator Mitch McConnell’s irresponsible agenda and help us take back the Senate.
And get this — the polls prove Cal can win and three major election forecasters rated this race a toss-up! Plus, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight ranks Cal’s opponent as the third most vulnerable Republican Senator in the country.
It’s clear North Carolina is ripe for the taking and Cal is in a position to win. Senator McConnell and his dark money allies are going to pour money in against Cal, so he needs our support to build a winning campaign.
North Carolina is our best chance to take back the Senate. Will you pitch in a split contribution between Cal’s campaign and our efforts to take back the Senate to ensure we have the resources we need to flip the majority?
We can flip North Carolina blue and take back the Senate for Democrats. But only if we give this fight everything we’ve got.