Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidWeek ahead: House to revive Yucca Mountain fight Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road 'Tuesday Group' turncoats must use recess to regroup on ObamaCare MORE (D-Nev.) is raising the specter of impeachment to rouse Democratic donors with less than a week before the midterm vote.
In a fundraising email to members of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), Reid warns that a Republican-controlled Senate could lead to a congressional effort to impeach President Obama.
The Senate leader encourages the group’s 1 million members to give money in support of candidates in Alaska, Colorado and Iowa — all states where Democrats are in close races.
The PCCC has had some success marshaling its supporters in favor of progressive candidates in the past.
But Reid's fundraising email comes at a time when Republicans are increasingly optimistic about their chances of netting the six Senate seats needed to capture control of the upper chamber. GOP candidates have pulled ahead in races that could swing Senate control and are close in seats Democrats had expected to hold easily.