President Obama got involved in the Massachusetts Senate race this weekend, traveling to the Bay State to stump for Martha Coakley; today he sent an e-mail to his massive supporters list asking them to phone-bank for her and proclaiming.
"Today is the day," Obama's subject line reads.
"The choice could not be more stark, and the result could not be of greater consequence -- for Massachusetts or the nation," the president wrote, seeking to rally the Democratic base around the risk of losing a 60-seat majority in the Senate--which could drastically impact the size and shape of the big items on Obama's agenda. "If you were fired up in the last election, I need you more fired up in this election," Obama wrote.
Here's the full e-mail:
[recipient's name] --
Right now, the polls are open to elect a new senator to the seat that my friend Ted Kennedy held for 47 years.
The choice could not be more stark, and the result could not be of greater consequence -- for Massachusetts or the nation.
The Bay State can send progressive champion Martha Coakley to Washington to fight for everything we believe in -- health reform, getting all of our money back from Wall Street, and holding corporate interests accountable.
Or the Senate can get one more person already walking in lockstep with Washington Republicans.
The polls are still open, the choice has not been made, and you still have a crucial role to play by calling voters in Massachusetts. In a low-turnout special election like this one, every single voter counts.
Please sign up for a phone bank for Martha Coakley near you on this Election Day.
Opponents of change and progress have been pouring money and resources into the Commonwealth -- they want to keep things just as they are.
The most important thing you can do to stand up to them is call other voters and urge them to get out to vote for the leader we need representing Massachusetts.
In a race as close as this one, no matter how many voters you call, you could tip the balance.
So please make sure you do everything you can today. Click here to find an Election Day phone bank near you:
If you were fired up in the last election, I need you more fired up in this election.
Thanks for everything you've done, and for your efforts in this final push,
President Barack Obama