First lady Michelle Obama, going to bat for Senate Democrats amid reports she is abandoning them on the campaign trail, is warning that control of the chamber and the potential Republican impeachment of her husband rests on just a few votes.
In a fundraising email for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, she urged party loyalists to cough up more money and help get Democrats to the polls in a month.
“I’ll put it frankly: If we lose these midterm elections, we’ll just see more obstruction, more lawsuits and talk about impeachment, and more votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act or even shut down the government,” she wrote.
“These races are going to be unbelievably tight. They could be won and lost by a few thousand — or even a few hundred — votes,” she added.
Her email is below:
Friend -- You can’t hold your breath and wait to see who wins the Senate.
It’s too close for that. We need your help immediately.
I’ll put it frankly: If we lose these midterm elections, we’ll just see more obstruction, more lawsuits and talk about impeachment, and more votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act or even shut down the government.
That’s why I really need you to get off the sidelines and join me. If we go after every single vote, I know we’ll win. Raising $100,000 by midnight is absolutely critical to our voter mobilization efforts.
Will you pitch in to keep the Senate blue? We’ll triple-match gifts for a single day only.
It all comes down to this:
If you think folks who work 40-50 hours a week shouldn’t have to live in poverty in the wealthiest nation on Earth and if you don’t want women’s bosses making decisions about their birth control, then you need to step up right now.
These races are going to be unbelievably tight. They could be won and lost by a few thousand -- or even a few hundred -- votes.
But here’s the good news: We have enough supporters to win these races -- but only if we get folks registered and to the polls in November.
It all comes down to whether or not we have the resources we need to get this done. That’s why I’m asking for your help right now.
Will you pitch in before midnight to keep the Senate in Democratic hands so we can keep moving this country forward? Remember: All gifts will be triple-matched and put to work on the ground immediately.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.