Barbra Streisand sent an anxious fundraising plea to Democratic supporters today, as polls show Mitt Romney leading nationally and the Republican Party making a big push on television ads.
“We’re just weeks from the most important election in a generation and every single thing Democrats like you and I spent a lifetime fighting for is on the line,” Streisand says in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee plea. “Republican Super PACs are pounding President Obama and Democratic candidates with millions of dollars of vicious attack ads. And, they could tip the balance of the election for Tea Party extremists.”
The pro-Romney super PAC Restore our Future spent $21 million last month. American Crossroads, a conservative super PAC founded by Karl Rove, announced this week that it is spending $11 million in seven battleground states (you can see the ad above).
Streisand says a GOP victory in November would be “a disaster for America” because Democrats would not be able to tighten environmental regulations or implement Obamacare.
“Please rush an emergency contribution while there is still time,” Streisand concludes.
Gallup today reported that Romney had widened his national lead over Obama among likely voters to seven points (52-45), despite Obama’s narrow victory in the second presidential debate.