AZ Senate: McSally Directs Campaign Fundraising to Charities in Need During COVID-19

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Posted: Apr 01, 2020 10:15 AM
AZ Senate: McSally Directs Campaign Fundraising to Charities in Need During COVID-19

Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File

Arizona Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) announced Wednesday morning that her campaign is suspending all fundraising for 15 days. Sen. McSally elected instead to direct fundraising resources toward causes in need during COVID-19, including the Salvation Army. Her #15DaysofGiving aims to prioritize the American people over electoral politics:

This initiative from Sen. McSally is unique for such a high-stakes election year, and given the stature of her re-election challenge. GOP senators facing re-election battles have led the way during the COVID-19 epidemic. In addition to passing a major relief package for Americans suffering economic distress, with much pushback from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), other GOP senators have suspended campaign activities in order to put the American people before politics:

A few Democratic candidates, on the other hand, have actually used a global health pandemic that is taking American lives to boost their fundraising numbers.