WTF? Hey McSally, how very ‘socialist’ of you! Not too smart, not too funny. You just gave Mark Kelly your seat.
Source: New York Post
A down-in-the polls senator from Arizona is asking her supporters to “fast” for one meal — and give her campaign the cash.
“But it takes resources. So, anybody can give, I’m not ashamed to ask, to invest. If you can give a dollar, five dollars, if you can fast a meal and give what that would be,”Sen Martha McSally (R-AZ)
Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) told an audience at a recent northern Arizona event that she needed more cash to fight off a tough challenge from her Democratic opponent, Mark Kelly, according to a clip published Friday by AZFamily.com.
- “We’re doing our part to catch up, you know, to get our message out,” she says in the clip.
- “But it takes resources. So, anybody can give, I’m not ashamed to ask, to invest. If you can give a dollar, five dollars, if you can fast a meal and give what that would be,” McSally told the crowd.
AZ Family’s video of McSally’s bizarre plea for cash had 1.3 million views by Saturday morning.
“This is a dumb non-story about a candidate making a joke on the stump.”Sure It Is – It Flopped and Y’all Are Trying To Recover
Her campaign insists McSally was just joking and issued a statement saying, “This is a dumb non-story about a candidate making a joke on the stump.”
But the odd attempt at humor has rubbed some the wrong way as restaurants and residents struggle during the coronavirus pandemic.
- “This is the most tone-deaf fundraising pitch I’ve ever heard,” wrote Matt Rogers, who is running for state office in Virginia.
Caroline Anderegg, McSally’s spokeswoman, accused Kelly’s campaign of exaggerating the story.
- “Anyone who is taking this selectively edited clip seriously is being intellectually dishonest,” Anderegg wrote on Twitter.
- “Mark Kelly can’t run on the issues so his team is pushing some BS non-story to get RTs. Congrats guys.”
Kelly, a former NASA astronaut and husband to former Rep. Gabby Giffords, is currently out-fundraising and outpolling McSally, according to the news site.
The Democrat had more than double the campaign cash on hand by the last filing period at the end of June.