(CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee blasted out an email to reporters Wednesday afternoon with the headline that Sen. John McCain has offered $1 million to the organization.
The promise comes as the party committee is looking to pick up at least 10 seats in order to take back a majority in the Senate. NRSC Chairman Sen. John Cornyn praised McCain, saying, "It's very encouraging to see Sen. McCain step up and do this. Republicans have historically not done this like Democrats have, and that has been a real competitive advantage that they have had."
GOPers were told about the cash infusion by McCain and Cornyn during a weekly Republican conference lunch that took place on Wednesday.
McCain, who fought and won a brutal primary campaign for his party's nomination in August, faces much less opposition in the general election. The race is categorized as "Safe Republican" by veteran non-partisan political analyst Stuart Rothenberg – reflecting the almost-certain odds that McCain will secure re-election.
McCain's resources are sizeable. The Arizona senator has over $17 million left in his presidential campaign accounts and, as of the August 4 filing deadline, had $1.5 million in his Senate campaign coffers.