Received this e-mail from actor Alec Baldwin in support of Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign:
You may know me as Alec Baldwin the actor — but today I’m reaching out to you as Alec Baldwin — a fellow, proud member of Team Cristina.
I want to share with you why I’m fighting this election to make sure we send Cristina to the Senate, but first I have a favor to ask you.
I’ve always been passionate about politics and have had the chance to meet a number of candidates running for office over the years.
To be honest, sometimes I’m hard pressed to understand why that person is running. What makes them think they’re the right choice? What makes them qualified to represent the community they’re running in? What makes them think they’re a leader?
But with Cristina, this isn’t the case at all. When I met Cristina and learned about her long record of service and advocacy, I said to myself, “How lucky are the people of Texas.”
She is courageous, experienced, compassionate, energetic, and real. Someone who is as real and honest as her is rarely found, let alone in politics. That’s why she’s exactly the kind of person you want running for office and there’s no doubt she’s the best person to turn Texas blue and defeat John Cornyn next year.
However, I also understand that this is an uphill battle. Cristina is facing opposition from establishment “leaders” who are scared of the change she represents and heavy outside spending from Republican-affiliated groups who feel threatened by her bold, people-first agenda.
This election is a test of how willing we are to fight for our progressive values and I hope you help out in any way you can.
Proud to be on Team Cristina,