Even though U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy doesn’t face reelection until 2018, he is busy raising money to help his fellow Democrats who will be on the ballot next year.
And for Murphy, the looming government shutdown presents an opportunity to raise money. He is asking supporters to chip in $10 to help his campaign committee fund candidates “who are challenging some of the radical Republicans taking our government hostage.”
Murphy says he’s a bit short of his $20,000 3rd quarter online fundraising goal and is looking for some help before the midnight deadline.
“Shutting down the government isn’t a game — it’s people’s jobs,” he said in an email to supporters Monday. “Your contribution will help replace some of the people placing partisan ideology ahead of putting people back to work.”