Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D. NY) in support of Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign:
Democrats only need to flip FOUR seats to take back the U.S. Senate, and Theresa Greenfield's race in Iowa is one of our best chances to win. In a moment, I'm going to ask you to pitch in $5 or whatever you can, but I hope you'll let me explain why it's so important:
Here's what we know about Theresa's race right now:
- A recent Des Moines Register poll shows Theresa's extreme Republican opponent's approval rating has dropped ten points — double digits! — in the last year.
- Mitch McConnell's super PAC pledged $12 million to defeat Theresa and prop up her opponent — one of their largest investments in the country.
- AND NOW, the National Republican Senatorial Committee made this race a top target — booking $2.6 million in ads to stop Democrats from flipping this seat.
Theresa is the best candidate to take on her Republican opponent, Senator Ernst. She understands the problems everyday Americans are facing because she's faced them too. But right now, she's at a huge fundraising disadvantage and needs your help to raise $10,000 by midnight tonight to get back on track. Will you answer the call and pitch in $5 or whatever you can right now?
It's simple: If we want a real chance at taking back the Senate, we need to win in Iowa. National Republicans are worried that a scrappy farm kid like Theresa has what it takes to defeat Senator Ernst and take back the Senate for the Democrats.
McConnell and national Republicans have made it clear that they will spend whatever it takes to hold onto their majority in the Senate, so I'm counting on you to help us defeat them.