Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D. CT) in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign:
I’ll be blunt: The events of the past few months make it very clear that it’s never been more important for Democrats to take back the Senate. Election experts at the Cook Political Report just said the race for Senate control is at nearly “50-50 odds,” and one of the most critical contests is in Kentucky, where the latest poll shows that Amy McGrath (D) is statistically tied with Mitch McConnell.
Has there ever been a moment when the danger Mitch McConnell poses to our nation has been more obvious? His three years of court-packing with unqualified and inexperienced nominees. His legislative-pushing and crafting with “blind handouts” to big companies – including potentially the Trump businesses. We need Amy McGrath representing the state of Kentucky. She has the qualifications and the character to match the challenge we face.
Since it's no longer safe for volunteers to knock on doors or phone-bank from campaign offices, Amy is relying on the grassroots support of people like you to build up her online efforts so she can continue reaching voters. That's why she needs to raise $20,000 before midnight tonight to sustain her campaign, and I hope you'll step up with your support today.
To make sure courts are bolstered with ultraconservatives, McConnell has been personally calling veteran judges and urging them to retire – all so he can confirm their right-wing successors before President Trump possibly loses re-election in November. This is yet another example of McConnell undermining the integrity of our judicial branch with his destructively partisan political agenda.
But Amy is giving McConnell the race of his career, which means this is our best chance to win and make progress for working families. That's why I'm personally writing to ask if you would support Amy today. I know she would be a fierce voice in the fight for better healthcare, for the future of the Supreme Court, and for the integrity of our democracy – but not unless grassroots supporters like you help her close this crucial fundraising gap before midnight:
So please, if you're able, would you rush a donation to Amy McGrath right now? Every dollar will help defeat Mitch McConnell, flip Kentucky blue, and take back the Senate for Democrats. This is our chance to put a stop to McConnell's dangerous right-wing agenda, and any amount you can spare would make a huge difference.
Thank you so much,