(CNN) - Sen. John McCain made a fundraising pitch Tuesday, tapping into his e-mail lists to solicit donations for his 2010 reelection campaign.
In an e-mail sent one week before the end of the first quarter fundraising deadline, the Arizona Republican called upon online supporters to help him reach his unspecified contribution goal.
"It is now more important than ever to stand together for fiscal responsibility and reform in Washington," McCain wrote. “The Obama administration, along with the current Democratic-led Congress is spending your tax dollars at an unprecedented rate - as I have said, committing generational theft - and I will continue to make it a priority every day to use my voice in the Senate to fight against wasteful spending."
The 2008 GOP presidential nominee said he is close to reaching his first quarter goal, but asked donors for generous contributions so he can continue to "put the needs of country above self."
"I am committed to continuing my service as your voice in Congress for a stronger economy and fiscal responsibility to guide our nation out of the current economic crisis," he said.