Arizona's ridiculous (temporary) senator turns to more unconventional fundraising. But I suppose desperate times require desperate measures or something. McSally keeps slipping further and further behind in the polls to Democrat Mark Kelly.
Down in the polls and behind in fundraising, Arizona Sen. Martha McSally is telling her supporters to "fast a meal" and donate the money to her campaign instead.
The Republican senator made the request at a recent event in northern Arizona, where she told the audience that she needs more money to keep pace with her Democratic opponent, Mark Kelly.
"We're doing our part to catch up, you know, to get our message out. 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 her audience on an audio recording obtained by Arizona's Family.
In a statement, a spokeswoman for the campaign said in part, "This is a dumb non-story about a candidate making a joke on the stump."
NEW: @SenMcSallyAZ is "telling her supporters that they could come up with more campaign cash to donate, if they just 'fast a meal.'"
Former Arizona GOP U.S. House and gubernatorial candidate: "It does feel like it's a little bit of an act of desperation." #azsen pic.twitter.com/XfFXdxUjcQ
— Arizona Democratic Party (@azdemparty) August 22, 2020
Arizona can do so much better than this weirdo. Support Captain Mark Kelly.
With only 74 days until Election Day, we’re moving #FullSpeedAhead to restore a reliance on science, data, and facts back to Congress.
If you want to join our mission, then chip in today and help fuel our people-powered campaign. https://t.co/LK7rtInJOu
— Captain Mark Kelly (@CaptMarkKelly) August 22, 2020