Joe Biden warns: 'We could lose' --- to Ted Cruz!

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With the end of the month bringing to a close the latest political fundraising quarter, Vice President Joe Biden is warning that without a ton of new money, the Democrats could lose the Senate to Sen. Ted Cruz.

“We could lose,” is the headline on his fundraising email for the Democratic Party.

“Losing will mean more senators like Ted Cruz, and more Tea Party Republicans in the House,” he cries out in the email published below:

I've been in this business a long time, and I've seen a lot of deadlines come and go.

But let me tell you why the deadline tomorrow is among the most important: If we wake up on Tuesday and find out we came up short, we're in bad shape for November -- that is not hyperbole.

That's why we're asking 522 Democrats like you from Washington to chip in to keep your region's support strong.

Losing will mean more senators like Ted Cruz, and more Tea Party Republicans in the House.

I don't have to tell you why we can't let that happen. So join your neighbors and chip in $3 or more before tomorrow's deadline to make sure it doesn't:

Thanks for everything you're doing to support Barack and me.


Actually, the Democrats have been doing a good job fundraising in advance of the fall midterms. However, new polls suggest that voters aren’t jazzed to show up and vote for the party’s candidates.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at