Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Cal Cunningham (D. NC), Sara Gideon (D. ME), John Hickenlooper (D. CO) and Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaigns:
The Center for Politics says there are four races that Democrats likely need to win in November if we’re going to flip the Senate:
Cal Cunningham in North Carolina
Sara Gideon in Maine
John Hickenlooper in Colorado
Mark Kelly in Arizona
Our fight for the Majority isn’t just about winning seats — it’s about our values. And Catherine, Cal, Sara, John, and Mark are exactly the kind of leaders we need right now:
Cal knows the importance of the Dignity of Work. As a state senator in North Carolina, he increased wages for teachers and made investments in education to increase opportunities for North Carolinians.
As speaker for the Maine House of Representatives, Sara fought to stop insurance companies from discriminating against Mainers with pre-existing conditions, hold Big Pharma accountable, and lower the cost of prescription drugs.
While John was governor of Colorado, he strengthened the state’s economy in a major way and expanded Medicaid to nearly 400,000 Coloradans.
A former astronaut, Mark is committed to making health care more affordable, ensuring kids have access to high-quality education, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.
These races could determine whether we send four champions for our values to the Senate or if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will continue to block progress at every turn.