Elizabeth Esty has barely warmed her seat in the U.S. Congress but she’s already thinking about reelection in 2014.
Bracing for what will likely be a hotly contested race, Esty sent out the following fundraising plea:
“I know what you’re thinking: ‘Already?!’ the email states. “But we cannot wait. The 2014 mid-term election is right around the corner and we can’t be caught off guard. The Republican National Committee has targeted me for defeat as part of their 2014 ‘Offensive Strategy,’ there are rumors already circling the district about who my opponent will be, and having been an outspoken advocate for gun violence prevention means I am sure to be hit with attack ads from the get-go.
“I must begin rebuilding my campaign immediately. Please help by setting up a recurring contribution of $25, $50, $100, or as much as you can do per month starting right now. Your support last year was critical to our narrow victory in November, and I look forward to working my tail off every day I have the privilege of representing you. I hope that’s for a long time to come!”
It’s yet another reminder of the endless fundraising slog that members of Congress have to engage in.