Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid sent a fundraising email to the PCCC’s nearly 1 million members nationwide yesterday saying that a Senate Republican Majority would “hold our government hostage in order to pressure President Obama to swallow right-wing policies.”
Sen. Reid urged PCCC members to support Mark Udall (CO-Sen), Bruce Braley (IA-Sen), and Mark Begich (AK-Sen) to help Democrats keep the Senate and avoid a Republican Majority.
In addition to raising the prospect of impeachment in a Republican Senate, Reid spoke publicly about expanding Social Security benefits for the first time ever.
Check out Sen. Reid’s email:
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From: Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid
Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Subject: I need these three
In 6 days, the fate of the final two years of the Obama administration will be determined.
Either House Speaker John Boehner and a new Senate Republican Majority hold our government hostage in order to pressure President Obama to swallow right-wing policies.
Or, we shock Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, and many pundits like we did on Election Night 2012 — and have a Democratic Senate that puts hard-working Americans first.
I need Mark Udall (Colorado), Bruce Braley (Iowa), and Mark Begich (Alaska) to win their elections. All three races are neck and neck.
Udall, Braley, and Begich stand with me in opposing cuts to Social Security. In the red state of Alaska, Begich is narrowly leading after campaigning to expand Social Security benefits.
Americans are struggling. They need a government that actually tries to solve problems.But Republicans have already shown they have zero interest.
Frankly, a Republican House and Senate could go beyond shutting down the government — they could waste months of our lives on impeachment. And every month that goes by without solutions, struggling Americans are in pain.
Thank you, sincerely.
— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
P.S. The PCCC’s Call Out The Vote program has made millions of calls for top Senate candidates. This activism makes a big difference. Please make calls from your home at least once to help us save a Democratic Senate.
And PCCC members responded! In less than 24 hours, there were more than 1,300 small-dollar donations — bringing PCCC’s fundraising haul for progressive candidates to over $1.4 million via 187,000 donations this cycle.
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