Here we are not only in the midst of a critical Presidential and Congressional election season, but now America is in a deep financial crisis. Money is tight for so many Americans right now, but Kerry gets just how important this election is.
So what does Kerry do?
He pony’s up 1 Million out of his own war chest and donates it to the DSCC. Here’s the text of the email Kerry sent to supporters today explaining his decision to donate the 1 Million and how important this election is:
What’s happening in our economy right now is the result of too many years of deregulation, tax cuts to the rich, and anything-goes capitalism. Folks, we’ve gone too far down this path to be able to get us back on track with any half-measures.
We need the strongest Democratic majority possible to get the change we need in Washington. We need to make sure a handful of Republican Senators can’t block President Obama as he tries to get our country back on track.
It’s time to push even harder to completely change Washington. We need to aim to get 60 votes in the Senate to push real change in our country.
So I have an announcement: I just gave a million dollars from my campaign to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to try to make this happen. I’m making this announcement to you here in the johnkerry.com community first because I want you to join me in my commitment to get this change.
Please give $25, $50, or $100 to some great Democratic Senate candidates to help:
These Democrats are facing a barrage of misleading and dishonest attacks from their opponents and from well-funded outside groups. The Republicans are desperate to hold on to some power, and they are throwing the kitchen sink at these folks.
Al Franken, Kay Hagan, Mark Udall, and Tom Allen need your support. They are all in winnable races, and they are all under intense attack. We need to win each and every race we can to get to the 60 votes we need and shunt the Bush-McCain Republicans aside and get to work.
So please give what you can:
Thank you so much. We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track.
The Hill reports that the “DSCC has gone up early with ads this cycle and saw its huge cash advantage decline to less than $10 million at the end of August.”