Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D. GA) in support of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s (D. NV) re-election campaign:
Democrats just took control of the Senate, and Mitch McConnell and the GOP are already scheming to restore their power in 2022.
Think about what that would mean: no prospects for the passage of vital legislation, a Republican Senate that would block federal judges who will uphold the privacy of women's health care, and no prospects for overturning the Citizens United decision.
My friend and colleague, Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, is one of the Republican Party's TOP midterm targets in 2022.
- Catherine played a pivotal leadership role in helping the Democrats flip the Senate, and she was instrumental in helping us win in Georgia.
- Joe Biden won Nevada by fewer than 35,000 votes — making Nevada one of *the* Senate battlegrounds in 2022.
Laura, we were only able to win our Senate majority in 2020 because of Catherine's support.
But right now, Mitch McConnell and his corporate PAC cronies are likely to throw MILLIONS into Nevada to flip her seat. Chip in to help Catherine win re-election and keep our Senate majority in 2022 »
It's critical that Democratic Senators like Catherine have the resources early to build strong enough campaigns to fight off the millions in GOP attacks ads that will be coming their way.
I know it seems like the election was just yesterday, but the fight continues. If we want to defeat this pandemic, if we want to get our economy back on track and build back better, if we want to deliver health, jobs, and justice for the people, we need to keep control of the Senate beyond next year.
Thanks for your support,
As head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Cortez Masto has found herself on the front lines of two Senate runoff races in Georgia. Victories today by Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock over Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler would give Democrats control of the Senate with Kamala Harris, as vice president, casting tie-breaking votes.
For Democrats, including Cortez Masto, winning the Senate is the best way to further the agenda of Democrat Joe Biden, who will be sworn into office Jan. 20. Democrats already control the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Why I took on the DSCC is knowing that if we control the majority, we can do more for the state of Nevada in really supporting Biden and working (on) Biden’s agenda, which will help Nevadans who are struggling right now,” she said.