The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Monday issued a fundraising solicitation penned by the partys presumptive presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) the first Obama has written for the committee since securing the nomination earlier this month.
In the e-mail solicitation, Obama argues that the political change he is working for needs a stronger Democratic majority in the Senate to be achieved and he invokes the name of his erstwhile rival for the presidential nomination, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.).
This November, we have a chance to create a Democratic Senate majority like we havent seen in decades but it wont happen on its own, Obama writes. For eighteen months, Sen. Hillary Clinton and I counted on people like you to support our campaigns for president and now I am asking you to do the same for a tremendous slate of Democratic Senate candidates by supporting the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Obama goes on to say that even a $5 contribution is enough to make a difference when it adds to our growing strength.
Earlier this month, Obama wrote a fundraising appeal on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. By contrast, his rival for the presidency, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), skipped a major fundraising dinner in Washington, D.C., last week that benefited the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.