email from Elizabeth Warren, 8/30/14
Mitch McConnell wasn’t the only 2014 Senate candidate at the secret Koch brothers strategy meeting caught on tape.
Three other Republican Senate nominees – Joni Ernst from Iowa, Tom Cotton from Arkansas, and Cory Gardner from Colorado – were all at the same retreat. They all more or less said the same thing:
Republican Joni Ernst told the millionaires and billionaires in the room that they were responsible for her rise in the Republican Party.
Republican Tom Cotton credited those same millionaires and billionaires for changing the whole political landscape in his state.
And Republican Cory Gardner said that outside money – millionaire and billionaire money – would decide his race.
That’s what our candidates are up against: a Republican Party bought and paid for by millionaires and billionaires in secret closed-door meetings. Can you help our Democratic candidates in Kentucky, Arkansas, Iowa, and Colorado fight back?
Donate right now to Alison Lundergan Grimes, Mark Pryor, Bruce Braley, and Mark Udall’s campaigns to send a message to the Koch brothers and their millionaire and billionaire friends: We’re not backing down.
This election in 2014 is about whose side you stand on, and the people in that Koch brothers meeting have made their positions clear.
They support loopholes and special breaks for millionaires and billionaires, while the federal government makes billions in profit off of our kids’ student loans. Big oil companies – some of the most profitable companies on the planet – are guzzling down billions of dollars in subsidies, while programs like Social Security and Medicare are constantly under attack.
In other words, the game is still rigged to make the rich and powerful even more rich and powerful. And if the Koch brothers and all the people who attended that meeting have their way, the playing field will only get more tilted in their favor.
Now here’s the scary part about all of this: We’re only a few votes away from losing the U.S. Senate this November. Every single one of the Republicans in that meeting – in Kentucky, Arkansas, Iowa, and Colorado – is within just a couple of points of our Democratic candidates in the polls.
We’ve stood up to the powerful interests before, and we can do it again. Donate now to Alison Lundergan Grimes, Mark Pryor, Bruce Braley and Mark Udall’s campaigns before August 31st.
Thank you for being a part of this,