Vulnerable Democrats in tight races — like Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill — might be downplaying their enthusiasm for President Obama, but a fundraising email sent Monday shows Democratic donors are still excited by the president.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reports that a fundraising email from Obama raised $580,000, the largest single-day online fundraising haul in DCCC history.
Obama’s DCCC email was targeted at the Democratic grassroots. Here’s the full text, sent to the DCCC’s list:
From: Barack Obama Subject: This matters
If you’re with me, then I need you right now.
We’re just days away from the mid-year fundraising deadline — this is the biggest test yet of our commitment to win in 2012. We can’t fall short on this one.
Donate $3 or more right now to elect a Democratic majority in Congress.
The DCCC said the message resonated.
“Grassroots Democrats are responding, at President Obama’s urging, to the call for a Democratic majority that will stand up for the middle class and seniors rather than this Republican Majority that protects millionaires, Big Oil and companies that ship jobs overseas,” said Jesse Ferguson, a DCCC spokesperson.