[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/22/art.freeman.gi.jpg caption="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.