- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Actress and longtime Democratic activist Barbra Streisand has lent her name to a fundraising plea from the Senate Democrats’ campaign arm, writing that people like the Koch brothers are already putting in money in the race for the White House and in U.S. Senate contests in 2016.

“It’s me, Barbra. (Really.),” reads the email from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) sent Tuesday. “I’m passionate about politics because I believe that everyone in this country has the right to a fair shot and a decent standard of living.”

Republicans, though, only care about “limiting women’s choices and making the rich ever richer,” says the pitch, which came with the subject line “it’s truly scary.”

“I know the election seems far away, but it’s closer than you think,” she writes. “The Koch brothers and other right-wing funders are investing right this minute in taking over the White House and filling the Senate with people who work for them.”

The email then suggests contributions of amounts ranging from $3 to $35, or another amount.

Ms. Streisand has offered her name to such fundraising pitches in the past, including one last year for the group EMILY’s List, which works to elect pro-choice Democratic women to office.


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