Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D. IN), in support of U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D. MI) re-election campaign:
This past year, running for president was an extraordinary experience. I met people from all walks of life across the country and heard their stories. There were stories of hope, stories of hardship; and many stories that helped to remind me why our campaign had begun in the first place.
I ran because our country is running out of time – we must defeat Donald Trump in November and change the course of America. But the fact of the matter is that can only happen if we win in Michigan and help reelect Gary Peters to the Senate. It’s why I’m reaching out today.
We need Gary’s continued fight in the Senate defending Michiganders and rebuilding our middle class. As a senator from a midwestern state, Gary understands how to support the needs of rural and urban areas alike. From the cherry growers of Grand Traverse County to the auto workers in Detroit: Gary has their backs and puts the needs of Michiganders first.
In a time where our country has become more toxic and divisive than ever before, we need leaders we can trust working to ensure a brighter future for us all. But his race won’t be easy.
I’ll be honest: Michigan won’t be a shoo-in for Democrats come November. It’s why Republicans are funneling millions of dollars into the state and even worse, into Gary’s Trump-picked Republican opponent.
Losing the midwest isn’t an option if we want to elect Joe Biden to the White House, reelect Gary Peters and flip the Senate. It won’t be simple, and we’ll need your help to do it.
So, before I sign off and you go back to the rest of your day, I’m asking one more time: Will you donate to make sure we reelect Gary Peters?
Thanks for all you do, and wishing you and loved ones well,