Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has sent a fund raising e-mail supporting Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic Senate candidate challenging Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell next year.
The fund raising missive is considered a little unusual for a senator is who engaged in a tough re-election fight herself. But she is not alone. Sen Mark Begich, an Alaska Democrat, has also sent out a fund raising missive for Grimes.
"If you haven't heard of Alison Lundergan, you're missing out,'' Hagan writes.
"Alison is the Secretary of State of Kentucky. And she's running to represent Kentucky families in the United States Senate. Now, I know what you might think -- Kentucky is a long way from North Carolina. But we've got more in common than you might think. For one, both Alison and I are committed to getting people back to work in good-paying jobs, cutting wasteful spending in the federal budget, and preserving the promise of Medicare and Social Security.''
"And second, we're going to have tow of the hardest fought campaigns of 2014,'' Hagan wrote.
The fund raising letter goes against Hagan's portrayal of herself as a bi-partisan figure who frequently works across party lines. But on the other hand, Hagan is going to need the help of millions of dollars from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee if she is counter GOP spending and hang on to her seat.
The GOP portrayed the fund raising appeals of Hagan and Begich as the support of "anti-coal Democrats'' citing Hagan's support for the Climate Security Act, better known as as a cap-and-trade system.