Freeman Pens DSCC Fundraising Solicitation

Posted January 22, 2009 at 12:02pm

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee picked up a new flak this week.

Actor Morgan Freeman sent out a fundraising e-mail Thursday urging Democratic donors to get involved early in the 2010 cycle so that the DSCC can help send more Democrats to the Senate in two years.

President Barack Obama “won’t have to fix healthcare, our economy and America’s reputation around the world alone,” Freeman wrote in his e-mail. “But thanks to the outstanding efforts of the DSCC he’ll have 59 Democratic Senators to meet the challenges ahead.”

Freeman wrote that the DSCC “has already begun the crucial work of recruiting the best candidates to make sure President Obama has strong Senate support throughout his first term. Starting strong today is essential to victory on Election Day. And they need our support now to do it right.”

According to, Freeman has made just two political donations since the year 2000.

The first was a $2,300 check to the Obama’s campaign in 2007.

The second was a $2,100 check to the campaign of Democrat Nikki Tinker in 2005. Tinker made an unsuccessful bid for what was an open 9th district seat in Freeman’s hometown of Memphis, Tenn., in 2006. Tinker lost the nomination that year to now-Rep. Steve Cohen (D), and she was unsuccessful in her primary rematch against Cohen in 2008.