The latest data out of Iowa: This first fundraising deadline of the year is critical to protecting Senate majority
John – radical Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA) is running for reelection, and his challenger, Democrat Abby Finkenauer, is going to need all of the grassroots support possible to defeat him. Here are the latest numbers from our data team:
* 64% of Iowa voters DON'T want to reelect Sen. Grassley, and Abby is running to defeat him in what The Des Moines Register called a "marquee matchup" – making this our best chance in decades to flip this seat blue.
* The Senate is split 50-50, meaning Democrats MUST defeat vulnerable incumbents like Sen. Grassley to maintain and expand our majority.
* The GOP Senate campaign arm already has $30 MILLION dedicated to defeating Democratic challengers like Abby and taking back the Senate – and an ally of Mitch McConnell has vowed to make Joe Biden a "half-term president" by dismantling Democratic majorities in Congress.
* We need to start off the year right and our first mid-month deadline is just days away, but Abby is forecast to fall short of the $20,000 she needs to raise to defeat Sen. Grassley in Iowa.
John, Sen. Chuck Grassley is vulnerable, and if Abby defeats him it will virtually guarantee Democrats control of the Senate. But we simply cannot win without the resources to compete. We need a major surge in donations before our first mid-month fundraising deadline of the year. Please, can you rush a donation of $5 or more right now to defeat Sen. Grassley, stop the radical Republican agenda and protect our Senate majority?