Received this e-mail today from singer-songwriter Carole King on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in support of MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign:
First, and most important, I hope you and your family are safe and well.
I'm emailing you personally on behalf of the DSCC and MJ Hegar to ask you for $60. MJ is a strong Democratic candidate running for Senate in Texas. She's a combat veteran and a working mom, and she can win!
Catherine, everything we care about depends on Democrats flipping the Senate this fall, and MJ Hegar is one of our very best opportunities to flip a Republican-held seat.
Here are just a few reasons I'm so excited about MJ's campaign:
- The Washington Post named MJ's Senate race as one of the ten most likely to flip.
- Polls revealed that her Republican opponent (Mitch McConnell's right-hand man) is shockingly unpopular and vulnerable! His approval rating has plummeted to 36%.
- A Koch-backed PAC is spending MILLIONS in Texas because they're panicking about MJ’s campaign — they know that if she wins, the Senate flips!
If we fail to win a decisive Democratic Senate majority in November, Mitch McConnell and his Republican cohorts will continue to undermine our rights and our values.
Donating to a political campaign is probably not your highest priority right now, but even a couple of dollars to help MJ and the DSCC pull off a major victory will have a huge impact »
It's going to take a fierce fighter to win this extremely competitive Senate race, and MJ can get it done! She's flown in rescue missions in Afghanistan, and she's taken on the Pentagon to open combat roles to women.
I know that MJ won't back down from a fight, and that's why I'm so excited to support her campaign.
Thank you so much. We're in this fight together, and together, we WILL win decisively in 2020.
You and your loved ones, please stay safe and well.
Also, I will leave you with this Carole King: