Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 presidential candidate, is using the weekend mass shootings in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH, to raise money for Senator Doug Jones’ (D-AL) reelection bid.
Town Hall reported that Warren was among a number of Democratic candidates and organizations, including Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and the DNC, that solicited political contributions off of the two shootings.
Warren’s email began, “Yesterday, we woke up to the second mass shooting in just as many days. I’m heartbroken for El Paso and Dayton, and to all the families who have just endured unimaginable loss.”
After advocating for gun control measures, Warren’s email arrived at its call to action.
“Will you chip in today to help Democrats flip the Senate? Your donation will be split among funds that will go to the eventual Democratic Senate nominees in 23 races and Senators Doug Jones and Tina Smith,” she wrote.
As of Tuesday at noon, 31 people had died as a result of the El Paso and Dayton shootings.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn