McSally To Supporters: How About Skipping A Meal To Donate?

Aug 24, 2020

Sen. Martha McSally has suggested that supporters could “fast a meal” to donate to the Arizona Republican's campaign as she fights to fend off a tough challenge from Democrat Mark Kelly.

In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 file photo, Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., smiles as she removes her face covering to speak prior to Vice President Mike Pence arriving to speak at the "Latter-Day Saints for Trump" coalition launch event in Mesa, Ariz. McSally has suggested that supporters could “fast a meal" to donate to the Arizona Republican's campaign as she fights to fend off a tough challenge from Democrat Mark Kelly in the November 2020 election.
Credit AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Azfamily.com reported that McSally made the request at a recent event in northern Arizona where she said her campaign needs financial help to counter advertising by Kelly and groups supporting the former astronaut. The remark drew critical attention on social media, while McSally’s campaign said the candidate was just joking about skipping a meal. McSally spokeswoman Caroline Anderegg said it was a “non-story" and that McSally is a generous person “who would literally give the shirt off her back for anyone.”