January 22nd, 2009
10:30 AM ET
10 months ago

Oscar winner makes fundraising pitch for Democrats

Freeman is making a pitch for the DSCC.
Freeman is making a pitch for the DSCC.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Senate Democrats have enlisted actor Morgan Freeman in a new fundraising pitch - telling potential donors that electing more Democrats to the Senate will help President Obama enact his legislative agenda.

“The DSCC has already begun the crucial work of recruiting the best candidates to make sure President Obama has strong Senate support throughout his first term,” Freeman said in an e-mail pitch on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. “Starting strong today is essential to victory on Election Day. And they need our support now to do it right.”

The DSCC is the political arm of the Senate Democratic caucus. Democrats control the chamber by a 58 to 41 seat margin which could increase to 59 if former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota is unsuccessful in contesting the results of the November election. If Democrats are able to increase their majority to 60 in the 2010 elections, then they will be able to prevent Republicans from stalling or stopping legislation from moving through the Senate.


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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. mickeymouse

    Until I read some of the comments in this and other articles in the CNN "ticker" I thought all democrats were pretty dumb. Now, I know for a fact that they indeed are real dumb.

    January 22, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  2. OKIE

    GIve it a rest, would you? We got more DEMS than we need now!!!

    January 22, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  3. NEL E BELL

    I'M A DEMOCRAT AT LEAST FOR NOW, BUT WITH 190 MILLION IN HIS CAMPAIN CHEST, OBAMA, CAN YOU PLEASE TELL THE PARTY TO QUIT CALLING MY HOUSE LOOKING FOR MORE MONEY. THEY HAVEN'T DONE SQUAT AND ITS STILL BUSINESS AS USUAL THE CAMPAINS ARE OVER NO MORE TALKING HEADS AND NO MORE CAMPAIN MONEY CALLS.

    January 22, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. HouseDiva

    smart move...

    Morgan freeman does have a convincing tone to his voice. He can make the silliest thing sound serious.

    January 22, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  5. Virginia

    What, Nobama's star power isn't enough to pull in the contributions?

    January 22, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. Morgan freeman fan

    Curse those Democrats! They know my weakness!

    January 22, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  7. Mobius

    Since when are entertainers, notorious for paying few or no taxes, all of a sudden political experts to whom we should even give air time?

    I like Morgan and his work. This is disappointing.

    January 22, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  8. Sara from Arizona

    I'll send 1 penny.

    January 22, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  9. The Observer

    Why does anyone care what the Hollywood socialists think anyway?

    January 22, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    Somehow, we need to get more independent thinkers into congress. One of the keys to our success in the past was that people voted for what they though was right, would do the most good and weren't afraid to present an opposing viewpoint.

    Therefore, I don't think we need more "yes-folk" in congress who will simply rubber-stamp everything that the democratic party proposes. I would think that President Obama would be better served by having diverse viewpoints there to debate and work towards the best solution to an issue.

    As much as I respect Morgan Freeman's acting ability, his being the messenger won't sway me. I generally go the opposite way of the Hollywood liberal types anyway.

    January 22, 2009 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  11. Rick in WA

    Dang it! I used to like him. That's what happens when an actor goes off script.

    January 22, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  12. believe

    You are a Great actor Mr. Freeman, stick to that.

    January 22, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  13. Terry

    Well let's be sure these Democrats get the Gitmo enemy combatants along with their donations.....let it be understand they go to a state who voted Democrat...preferably California or Illinois.

    January 22, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  14. Abraham Lincoln

    some people seem 2 4-get that when decisions can be carried thru, then things can move. Many of the responses in this thread suggest that progress should be blocked for partisan reasons for partisan sake. What if collective decisions can be made for the good of our nation? Let's give our new president the tools he needs... Not "yes men", but "yes we can & we are...right now!" What if our politicians voted the conscious of constituents? How do we put children first? We make changes for their better future.

    January 22, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |