The congressional Republican’s campaign machine is using former President George W. Bush lieutenants to raise money under this message: The world is too unsafe for Democrats.
Republican candidates in recent weeks have run television ads warning that Democratic incumbents and candidates won’t be tough enough against foes like the Islamic State and Russia. Now, they want GOP donors to put their money where the party’s mouth is.
And, to help close the donation deficit enjoyed by Democratic candidates, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is trotting out the Republican politicians who helped lead America’s charge in the months and years after the 9/11 attacks — or at least their names.
“I don’t send these emails often, but this is important,” former Vice President Dick Cheney wrote to prospective GOP donors in an email delivered Sunday.
“I’ve promised the NRCC that I would find 1,300 more online supporters before Election Day,” the email states. “With all the dangers facing America right now, it’s rarely been more important to have strong defenders of our military and national security in Congress.”
Cheney goes on to reference a “Pelosi-controlled House,” implying House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California and other Democrats are too weak on national security issues.
For what it’s worth, the former vice president — himself a longtime veteran of the House — suggests there is a chance Democrats can capture a lower-chamber majority on Nov. 4. He appears to be the only one doing so, with most pundits and polls predicting an expanded GOP majority after the midterm elections.