McSally: “Fast A Meal” So You Can Give Me The Money

The Arizona Republic reports:

Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., made the pitch at a campaign event in northern Arizona that made plain a financial reality that has dogged her throughout her race against Democrat Mark Kelly: McSally is way behind in campaign money and is trailing in the polls.

“We’re doing our part to catch up, you know, to get our message out,” she said in a recording first reported by Arizona’s Family (Channel 3). “But it takes resources. So, anybody can give, I’m not ashamed to ask, to invest. If you can give a dollar, five dollars, if you can fast a meal and give what that would be.”

The comment drew instant ridicule and bewilderment on social media. As of 10 p.m. Friday, “McSally” was trending on Twitter with 15,400 tweets. “Why is Martha McSally trailing in the polls? This sort of stuff doesn’t help,” said Drew Savicki, a contributor to the political website 270towin, in a tweet.