Chris Bell, noting that there’s now 99 days left till Election Day, has sent out a fundraising email hoping to raise $10K in 10 days on ActBlue. The link is here if you want to pitch in. I’ve been harping on fundraising for this race ever since it hit the radar screen, so the least I can do is point this out. Ten grand isn’t much for a State Senate race, but perhaps a little show of grassroots support might help convince the people who can write the bigger checks to get involved here. We know that the big guns are coming out for at least one SD17 Republican, Joan Huffman, so Bell’s going to need all the help he can get to keep pace.
Meanwhile, Michael Skelly is looking to do a similar grassroots push for contributions to counter an attack by John Culberson that Skelly is financing his own campaign. That’s an odd claim to make, given that in the last filing report, Skelly had 617 individual contributors, who totaled $1.2 million for him, while Culberson had 454 individual donors for about half that much, but whatever. They want to do a one-day burst on Friday, August 1, and are asking people to create their own fundraising page to help out.
And finally, Mean Rachel finds CD10 Rep. Mike McCaul making a very strange and apparently false claim about a couple of kids from Atlanta who spent time in a school in Pakistan. Just watch the embedded CNN video (it’s 8:31 in length) and be amazed.