Hi John, I just wrapped up a meeting with some of my campaign staff,and as a valued member of this grassroots team, I wanted to give you an update about where things stand before our first fundraising deadline of the year.
Here's what you need to know: Mitch McConnell is hell-bent on taking back the Senate and just needs to flip one seat to pull it off – and his allies have more than $30 million to protect Republican incumbents and go on the offensive. Competing for every single seat matters immensely if Democrats hope to hang on to Senate control, which is why our race to defeat Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is absolutely crucial.
You see, Sen. Grassley is more vulnerable than he's been in his entire, decades-long career. Earlier last year, polling showed 64% of likely Iowa voters didn't want to reelect him. NOW, new polling shows Sen. Grassley at record-low approval ratings. Democrats have never had a better opportunity to flip this seat blue – and as the youngest woman to flip a House seat from red to blue, I have every intention of defeating Sen. Grassley and lifting up the voices of working families in the Senate.
But those tens of millions of dollars Mitch McConnell's allies have raised? They can tap into that campaign war chest at a moment's notice to destroy our momentum and protect Sen. Grassley. The Senate GOP campaign arm and Fox News have already attacked me. We've got to build up resources to compete and show our strength, and to start the new year off right with our first mid-month fundraising deadline, we need to raise $15,000 over the next 48 hours to stay on track. We have a ways to go, so I would sure appreciate your support – seriously, whatever you can contribute – using this link:
This is personal for me. Working families are my family, and Sen. Grassley has failed us for far too long. It's time for a change and time for better leadership, which is exactly why I'm determined to win. Thanks for fighting by my side.