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Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 31, 2021 at 12:11 PM

Short but important update

Friend, I’m reaching out because we’re still $3,715 short of our major end-of-month fundraising goal – with only hours left to spare. To put it as plainly as possible, this would be the absolute worst time to come up short on resources. I’m running against a Republican opponent as ex…
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 11:55 PM

The GOP just voted against truth and accountability

Friend, The Senate just voted on whether or not to create a bipartisan, 9/11-style commission to uncover the facts of the Jan. 6 insurrection on the Capitol. Nearly every single Republican Senator just voted against the commission – votes whipped to the very end by Minority Leader Mc…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 27, 2021 at 12:11 PM

The Jan. 6 Commission

Friend, On Jan. 6, I was on the floor of the U.S. Senate debating the certification of Arizona’s electoral votes for President. Mind you, this was a debate that ordinarily never would have happened, but it was pushed on us by an extremist Republican Party beholden to a lame d…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 23, 2021 at 2:11 PM

The GOP is now the party of lies and extremism

Friend, Extremism in the Republican ranks didn’t disappear the day Donald Trump left the Oval Office. In fact, since his departure, extremism has not only festered but intensified – and it’s growing worse by the day. Just look at the headlines from the last few weeks alone. …
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 2:11 PM

Concrete action to protect access to abortion

Friend, Frightening news: The right wing’s coordinated attack on women’s reproductive freedom has made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The New York Times reports that the justices have chosen to hear a case on Mississippi’s extremist abortion ban this fall. The outc…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 20, 2021 at 2:43 PM

No "Get Out of Jail Free" cards for Trump cronies

Friend, I once described Donald Trump as an out-of-control tornado. He wreaked havoc on our country through his very last weeks in the Oval Office, which were marked by further destruction to federal agencies and craven attempts to protect himself, family, and other political…
Richard · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 10:51 PM

re: banning Trump from social media

Friend, For years, Donald Trump wielded social media as a weapon to promote dangerous conspiracy theories, launch vicious personal attacks on his opponents, and incite violent rage among his supporters. Trump’s behavior not only debased the office of the presidency – it also…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 13, 2021 at 9:09 PM

Need your feedback to set our agenda

Friend, As Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, I’m continuing to push for urgent action to end our country’s ever-increasing epidemic of gun violence: most recently only days ago by re-introducing legislation to close the “ghost gun” loophole. But before I c…
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 11, 2021 at 10:42 PM

100 days. What are your thoughts?

Friend, We have officially passed the 100-day mark for the Biden administration – and I want to check in with you to get an idea of how you think Democrats are doing. Personally, I couldn’t be prouder to have partnered with President Biden in passing the American Rescue Plan…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 5, 2021 at 10:09 PM

URGENT: Supreme Court to take up gun ruling for the first time in over a decade

Friend: The Supreme Court just announced that they will soon take up a case challenging a longstanding gun safety law in New York. If this law is struck down, gun owners could be allowed to carry concealed weapons as they move through their daily lives without any justification or reason beyo…
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 4:09 PM

We cannot let this happen...

Friend – my team and I just checked in on our fundraising numbers, and I’m so humbled by what I’m seeing. Hundreds of you have stepped up to become Founding Donors of my re-election campaign. There’s just a slight issue. With only hours to spare, we’re still 133 donors short …
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 7:49 PM

Here's where you come in, Friend

Friend, In just a moment, I’m going to ask you to become an official Founding Donor for my re-election campaign – but before I do, I’d like to tell you precisely what the stakes are and why your support is so crucial. First and foremost, Senate Democrats are only able to pa…
Richard · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 10:14 PM

FWD: checking in again

Friend – I wanted to make sure you saw the survey I sent on Sunday (below). As our country faces a surge in GOP extremism in the wake of Trump's presidency, it's especially important that I hear your concerns and priorities directly. Already, thousands of people have shared their thoughts…
[email protected] · [email protected]
April 25, 2021 at 2:12 PM

GOP extremism on the rise

Friend, Donald Trump unleashed a chaos in our country that has not subsided since he left the Oval Office. His racist, divisive, and hateful agenda is alive and well with loyal Republicans like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Ted Cruz in Congress, and in state governments across t…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
April 23, 2021 at 6:56 PM

We can't let GOP-led voter suppression take Raphael Warnock's Senate seat

Friend – Republicans in Georgia just passed a sweeping new law that restricts voting rights and makes it harder for Black Georgians to cast their ballots. Let's call this shameless GOP-led voter suppression what it is: an outright attack on our democracy. The implications co…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
April 21, 2021 at 11:12 PM

Abolish the filibuster to pass lifesaving gun reform

Friend, last week, horrid gun violence once again ripped through our communities and senselessly took more innocent lives. After each deadly shooting in this country, my Republican colleagues offer "thoughts and prayers" – then turn around and obstruct the commonsense gun sa…
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 10:41 PM

There is no excuse for inaction on the surge in hate crimes across the U.S.

Friend, In the last year, hate crimes against Asian Americans have increased by nearly 150%. That is stomach-churning. The people who commit these insidious crimes intend to terrorize entire communities – not just one person or property. Immediate action is imperative. Indivi…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
April 13, 2021 at 8:11 PM

This is how we stop voter suppression in Georgia (and across the country)

I needed to reach out about what's happening in Georgia and states across the country, Friend. Georgia's Governor just signed a sweeping voter suppression bill into law – undoubtedly inspired and emboldened by the despicable lies told by Donald Trump and GOP leaders this past…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 2:31 PM

Re: President Biden's action on gun violence

Friend, Yesterday, I joined President Biden at the White House as he spoke about the moral imperative for gun violence prevention – and announced the most significant executive action on this national crisis in a generation. "Senator Blumenthal understands [the courage it ta…
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
April 3, 2021 at 7:44 PM

The NCAA is exploiting college athletes. Period.

Friend, I salute the University of Connecticut women's basketball team – one of the winningest teams in the history of women's collegiate basketball – on reaching this year’s NCAA Final Four. But not all of this year's tournament has been cause for celebration. The NCAA faile…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 5:09 PM

Touching base

Friend, With tonight's FEC end-of-quarter deadline coming up at midnight, we're still $4,721 short of our goal. It’s incredibly important that we reach this goal, so I wanted to touch base quickly. The National Republican Senatorial Committee thinks “Connecticut is in play.”…
[email protected] · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 11:24 PM

FWD: Did you see Senator Blumenthal's message?

Did you see Senator Blumenthal's message, Friend? Our very first end-of-quarter deadline of the cycle is coming up quickly, and it's absolutely critical that we reach our $30,000 goal before Wednesday at midnight – but right now, we need your help making up the gap of $11,093 to get there. Sen…
Richard · [email protected]
March 27, 2021 at 4:35 PM

Our first end-of-quarter deadline of the cycle

Friend, I'll be upfront with you: I'm about to ask you for a donation ahead of our very first FEC deadline of this election cycle. Before I do that, I want to share a bit with you about why I'm running for reelection. (Or, if you’re in a hurry, click here to donate now to bec…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
March 20, 2021 at 7:56 PM

This shouldn't be controversial

Action to reduce gun violence shouldn't be controversial, Friend. There's just no good reason for it. It's absolutely clear that our country desperately needs gun safety laws that will keep guns out of dangerous hands. The hands of domestic abusers. The hands of those who are…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
March 17, 2021 at 10:40 PM

Cutting child poverty in half

Friend, I was so incredibly proud of and passionate about getting the American Rescue Plan through the Senate and signed into law for many reasons, but one of the greatest was its vast expansion of the child tax credit. This provision will be a financial lifeline for 90% of f…
Team Blumenthal · [email protected]
March 15, 2021 at 10:56 PM

Richard's Senate seat is one of the GOP's top targets

Friend, we had to reach out right away. We only have until midnight to reach our mid-month goal of 1,000 Founding Donors. But we're still 123 donors short, and we're counting on you to help us make up the difference. Our razor-thin Democratic control of the Senate is the sole…
[email protected] · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 9:36 PM

Help is finally here

Friend, President Biden just signed the American Rescue Plan into law after Democrats united to introduce and craft this comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill, and then shepherd it through the House and Senate. Help is finally here for the American people. Help that will lead to…
Richard · [email protected]
February 27, 2021 at 1:10 PM

Democrats can't lose even ONE Senate seat

Friend, this couldn't be more urgent. A right-wing extremist who's hellbent on continuing Trump's dangerous agenda just announced he's running to flip this seat red. Democratic control of the Senate literally couldn't be more vulnerable in 2022. Losing even one seat means Mit…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
February 25, 2021 at 11:49 PM

BREAKING: New Trumpist challenger

Urgent update, Friend: John Flynn, a right-wing extremist, just announced he's running against me for Senate in Connecticut to flip my seat red, retake the majority for the GOP, and "assist President Trump in Connecticut." With apologies to those who are still recovering from…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
February 24, 2021 at 2:10 PM

A right-wing Trumpist just announced he's running to flip this seat red

Urgent update, Friend: John Flynn, a right-wing extremist, just announced he's running against me for Senate in Connecticut to flip my seat red, retake the majority for the GOP, and "assist President Trump in Connecticut." With apologies to those who are still recovering from…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
February 13, 2021 at 10:56 PM

My thoughts on Trump's acquittal in the Senate

"These are the things ... that happen." That's what Donald Trump tweeted from the White House after a violent mob of his supporters carried out a deadly attack on the Capitol, Friend. After doing nothing to stop the riot, he had not a bit of remorse. Trump's tweet was an unmi…
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
February 9, 2021 at 1:41 PM

Senate Republicans are sweeping insurrection under the rug

Friend – Right now, the majority of Senate Republicans are trying to sweep the deadly attack on the Capitol under the rug – along with accountability for the person responsible: Donald Trump. This moment demands timely and decisive justice. It demands that Trump answer for in…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
February 5, 2021 at 12:21 AM

Go big, go fast, go fair

Friend, I have zero tolerance for delaying a COVID-19 rescue plan. President Biden proposed a comprehensive relief package, and I'm working tirelessly in the Senate to get it passed. But my Republican colleagues are dragging their feet, pushing a much smaller bill that would…
[email protected] · [email protected]
January 31, 2021 at 3:11 PM

Falling short tonight could jeopardize our Senate majority

This can't wait, Friend. Tonight's end-of-month deadline is looming, but we're still $5,253 short of staying on track to defend this Democratic Senate seat from GOP attacks – and our razor-thin Democratic majority with it. Republicans are just one seat away from putting Mit…
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
January 29, 2021 at 7:12 PM

I need your help to protect our razor-thin majority

Friend, I'm counting on your urgent support. Our Democratic Senate majority is as thin as it could possibly be. If we lose even one seat in this new cycle, Mitch McConnell will resume control of a GOP majority. And the National Republican Senatorial Committee has already tar…
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
January 22, 2021 at 8:12 PM

A new chapter

It's official, Friend. A new administration is now in the White House, and a new majority controls the House and Senate. A brighter chapter for our country is here, but the work is just getting started. We're still facing crises on all fronts. The pandemic is raging. Gun vi…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
January 11, 2021 at 9:10 PM

My thoughts re: the attack on the Capitol

Friend, After the insurrection that unfolded last week, I wanted to write to you and share a bit about what happened – along with what needs to happen next: When we were informed that the Capitol had been breached, shock and fear was clearly evident in the faces of staff and…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
December 31, 2020 at 4:15 PM

Last chance to flip the Senate

Friend, Tonight is the final quarterly fundraising deadline before Georgia’s critical Senate elections – and I had to reach out one more time about Democrats Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock. What happens in Georgia will decide the future of Senate control. Jon and Rev…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
December 29, 2020 at 10:11 PM

What are your priorities for 2021?

I've been reflecting on this difficult year, Friend, and I have no doubt that brighter days are ahead. Soon the nation will be free of the administration that trashed the rule of law, caused untold suffering for the American people, and enabled a morally depraved president. W…
[email protected] · [email protected]
December 21, 2020 at 3:12 PM

An out-of-control tornado

Friend – With his disastrous tenure in the White House coming to a close, Donald Trump is making every effort to burn the house down behind him as he is forced to exit. From rushing to confirm his dangerous and unqualified nominees for federal agency positions, to rejecting m…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
December 15, 2020 at 1:08 AM

Trump's extremist allies are still a threat to our democracy

Friend, From the moment Joe Biden was officially declared the President-elect, the GOP has carried out a shameful and baseless effort to throw out millions of valid ballots and overturn the election’s unambiguous results. As I write today the Electoral College has voted all a…
Raphael Warnock · [email protected]
December 7, 2020 at 11:27 PM

up by 4

Friend, I just got some amazing news: Poll after poll has shown us virtually tied with my opponent, Kelly Loeffler (R), in a race that The Washington Post says will decide Senate control. Now, we’ve officially made Georgia’s runoff special election, and a poll from The New Yo…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
December 2, 2020 at 9:08 PM

Critical update on Jon Ossoff's must-win race:

Friend – I wanted to quickly touch base about Jon Ossoff's must-win Senate race in Georgia. A brand-new poll shows Jon locked in a razor-thin margin with his GOP opponent, Sen. David Perdue – whose record in the Senate is clouded by corruption and shady, self-serving stock de…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
November 14, 2020 at 6:01 PM

The GOP is targeting my Senate seat

I need your urgent help, Friend: Only weeks after the 2020 election, the GOP is already targeting my seat in 2022. Rick Scott, the incoming Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, just said Republicans can flip Connecticut's Senate seat red and expand their ma…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
November 13, 2020 at 5:11 PM

Our last chance to flip the Senate

Friend, The fight for Senate control isn’t over. Our last chance to retake the majority for Democrats comes on Jan. 5 in Georgia's runoff election. That's why I'm writing to you today about Rev. Raphael Warnock (D). After political analysts said flipping this seat was all but…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
November 11, 2020 at 12:44 AM

We have our work cut out for us

Friend, After enduring four long years of brazen corruption and an historically dangerous agenda, the American people have held Donald Trump accountable at the ballot box. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to all of you who made your voices heard with your vote. Thanks a…
[email protected] · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 2:50 AM

Democrats are on the brink of flipping Georgia blue

Jon Ossoff urgently needs your support in Georgia, Friend. Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight says Jon's Senate race is up for grabs, and retaking the Senate majority could come down to whether or not he flips this critical red seat blue tomorrow. But Mitch McConnell's super PAC h…
Gary Peters · [email protected]
November 1, 2020 at 3:11 PM

Trump is visiting Michigan again this weekend

Friend, I hate to come to you like this, but my seat was just added to Roll Call's list of most vulnerable Senate seats in this final stretch of the election. From Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight to CBS News, analysts all agree that the future of Senate control will be decided in Michig…
Richard · [email protected]
October 28, 2020 at 10:11 PM

If we win here, McConnell has zero chance of maintaining his majority

Friend, To put a stop to Mitch McConnell's disastrous agenda in the Senate, Democrats have to flip just four red Senate seats. If we step up to help Dr. Al Gross win his neck-and-neck race in Alaska, we can guarantee McConnell will have zero chance of maintaining his majority…
Mark Kelly · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 11:41 PM

I made a promise

Friend — When I announced I was running for Senate, I knew we needed the support of grassroots donors like you to raise the money it would take to win, and I knew it would take time to earn your support. But then, seconds after our announcement, Vicki, a database administrator from Tu…