Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D. IL):
Taking back control of the Senate from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republicans is one of our top priorities this November — and I am excited that Democrats are building a team of strong, pro-choice, Midwestern women who are ready to get to work and get the job done.
If we are going to elect a Democratic majority, we absolutely must win Senate races in Kansas, Iowa, and Minnesota. And these candidates are doing everything they can to make it happen:
In Kansas, physician and state lawmaker Barbara Bollier is running to flip a red seat blue and help build our Democratic majority. In the Senate, she’ll focus on important issues like lowering Americans’ health care and prescription drug costs.
Theresa Greenfield calls herself a farm kid with farm values. She’s running for Senate in Iowa because she has lived the struggles that so many families in Iowa and across the country face. In D.C., she will fight to protect the Social Security benefits our families need and deserve.
And in Minnesota, our Democratic champion Tina Smith is running for re-election to the Senate, but she is being challenged by President Trump’s hand-picked candidate to replace her. We need to keep Tina in the Senate, where she is fighting for affordable, high-quality health care, bold action on climate change, support for farmers and rural communities, and commonsense gun reform.
The Midwest is a top target for President Trump and the GOP this November. It’s up to us to stand up for our values and ensure Democrats win big here. Pitch in $5 to support this group of Midwestern Democratic women for U.S. Senate.