Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign:
Former astronaut and naval officer Mark Kelly is surging in the polls against Republican U.S. Senator Martha McSally — and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is terrified and pulling out all the stops.
Earlier this month, Republicans launched an ad smearing Mark's record and patriotism. And a super PAC with ties to Leader McConnell and Karl Rove has committed to spending over $9 million more on ads before November.
If they'll launch these kinds of disgusting attacks now, there's no telling what they'll say in the months to come. Mark needs our help to prepare for what's next so he can set the record straight and flip the Senate blue.
Will you help retired astronaut Mark Kelly take on Mitch McConnell, and the Trump machine? Chip in to our emergency fund now to help us raise $10,000 before Mark's Tuesday Federal Election Commission deadline.
Republicans have held this Senate seat for five decades. If the numbers don't look good for Republicans in Arizona, they know it can have an impact on their fundraising and standing in other races across the country.
That’s why they're pouring money into this race right before Mark and his opponent file their public, end-of-quarter fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission. They're hoping to outraise and outspend Mark with a last minute surge.
But Mark's not someone who has ever backed down from an important fight. As a naval officer and astronaut, he's taken on obstacles many of us can't imagine. As a citizen, he responded to a mass shooting at an event held by his wife, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, by taking on the NRA and advocating for common sense gun reform.
Mark has the right stuff to win, but he needs our help in this critical moment for the campaign. Will you rush a donation before Tuesday's deadline and make sure Mark Kelly has the resources he needs to flip the Senate blue?