Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman uses Texas school shooting to raise money for Senate campaign

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Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate in Keystone State, used the Texas school shooting tragedy to raise money for his campaign.

On Wednesday, Fetterman’s campaign emailed supporters with a short message from the candidate about the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The campaign also used the tragedy to raise money for its Senate aspirations.

“We are writing this to you as parents of elementary school children,” the email reads. “We are devastated for the victims of Robb Elementary, and for the parents and families who are in horrific pain. This tragedy in Texas is another heartbreak and a stain on our country.”

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is the Democratic candidate for the Senate.  Fetterman's campaign cited the Uvalde school shooting in a fundraising email.
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Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is the Democratic candidate for the Senate. Fetterman’s campaign cited the Uvalde school shooting in a fundraising email.
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“This is not just ‘one more’ to add to our tragically long list of 27 school shootings this year. For these families in Uvalde, it is THEIR ENTIRE WORLD. We must act now to prevent one.” more,” the email continued.

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The post calls on Democrats in Washington to “remove the filibuster” to enable “the rapid and essential passage of gun violence prevention legislation.”

Below the post, however, is a huge “donate” button, which leads its readers to the campaign’s ActBlue fundraising page, where individuals can select donations between $1 and $2,900 to “help to send John Fetterman to the United States Senate”.

John Fetterman's campaign used the Texas school shooting to boost its fundraising.

John Fetterman’s campaign used the Texas school shooting to boost its fundraising.
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Fetterman’s campaign did not respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment on the fundraising email.

Fetterman’s email came on the heels of several Democrats taking advantage of the tragedy to push for stronger gun control measures and attack Republicans.

“F — your prayers. They haven’t worked in the last 20 mass shootings, how about passing laws that will stop these killings,” Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Arizona, tweeted at Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif after filming.

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Gallego also tweeted to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas: “Just to be clear f— you @tedcruz you f— baby killer.”

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., was quick to blame Republicans.

“There’s no such thing as being ‘pro-life’ while supporting laws that allow children to be slaughtered in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshipers in their homes of faith, survivors of abusers or anyone in a crowded place,” she said. wrote on Twitter. “It’s idolatry of violence. And it has to stop.”

Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke also tried to derail Governor Greg Abbott’s Wednesday press conference to tell the public about the shooting by approaching the podium where Abbott was speaking and shouting before be escorted by security.

Fox News’ Peter Hasson and Anders Hagstrom contributed reporting.

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