Schumer Emails for Hochul

Senator Charles Schumer emailed his supporters this morning, asking them to contribute to Kathy Hochul’s campaign in New York’s 26th Congressional District.

“Absolutely incredible!” is how Schumer characterized Hochul’s “surge to a dead heat” in the heavily-Republican district.

Hochul has been helped by a third party candidate, Jack Davis, who is running on the Tea Party line and pulling votes from the Republican candidate, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin.

But Schumer–who is the designated message man pushing back on Republican’s budget proposals–frames the race as an opportunity to show the electoral consequences of the Republican proposal to overhaul Medicare, as outlined in Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal.

“Washington insiders and the media are closely watching this race,” Schumer wrote. “If Kathy can win a dramatic grassroots victory in this Republican stronghold, it would give Democrats the momentum in our fight to preserve Medicare and stop the Republicans’ reckless agenda.”

A few members of the delegation held a fundraiser in Manhattan for Hochul last night, and Schumer was expected to attend.

His fellow senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, has sent out similar fundraising emails, and plans to join Hochul at a rally in Western New York next weekend, just a few days before the May 24 special election.

Here’s Schumer’s email:

Hi,

Absolutely incredible!

Democrat Kathy Hochul has surged to a dead heat in a New York special election that could dramatically alter the political landscape in Washington.

Ever since Republicans took the majority in the U.S. House, they’ve pushed a non-stop platform of unpopular and destructive ideas, like ending Medicare while preserving tax breaks for millionaires.

Kathy’s special election, in one of the reddest districts in the state this May 24, is our first chance to show them how much it’s going to cost them. Let’s get her over the top.

Contribute $25 or more now to help put Kathy over the top.

Kathy is exactly who we need in Congress. She is a tireless fighter for jobs, someone who will always do right by middle class families in her district, and a strong leader who will stand up to the hard right.

Washington insiders and the media are closely watching this race. If Kathy can win a dramatic grassroots victory in this Republican stronghold, it would give Democrats the momentum in our fight to preserve Medicare and stop the Republicans’ reckless agenda.

That’s why hard right groups have just launched a smear campaign against her.

Help Kathy fight back against the hard right’s smear campaign and win this crucial seat. Contribute $25 or more today.

This race is winnable, but time is running short. We must keep Kathy on the air so she can keep fighting back against the special interest-funded attacks.

With the eyes of the world watching, let’s show them exactly the kind of victory that grassroots Democrats are capable of.

Thanks for your support,


Chuck Schumer

P.S. Time is running out. With the Republicans and their hard right groups funding vicious and misleading attacks against Kathy, we must help her raise several thousand more dollars in the next 24 hours to keep her on the air and fighting back. Contribute $25 or more today.

 

Schumer Emails for Hochul