Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D. WI) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign:
Arizona is a battleground state this year — especially after Democrats won their first Senate race in over 30 years there just last cycle. Now, we have the unique opportunity to flip the second seat.
Mark Kelly is a retired U.S. Navy combat pilot, engineer, and NASA astronaut who is running for that seat to push past the party politics and restore a reliance on science, data, and facts to Congress. We need a leader like him in the U.S. Senate.
Now, here’s the good news: Recent polling shows Mark is neck-and-neck with his Republican opponent, Martha McSally, and major election forecasters have rated his race a toss-up. Not to mention, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight identified Arizona as one of the most vulnerable seats in the Senate!
But here’s the bad news: Mitch McConnell’s dark money network is already gearing up to pour millions into Arizona because Mark is a threat to his majority. But with your support, we can make sure Mark can withstand the coming attacks from McConnell’s henchmen.
From day one, Mark has promised he wouldn’t accept a dime of corporate PAC money, so he’s relying on small-dollar donors like us to fuel his people-powered campaign. That’s why your donation matters so much today.
Counting on you.