GOP Senator Asks Voters to ‘Fast’ and Donate Meal Money to Her Campaign

GOP Senator Asks Voters to ‘Fast’ and Donate Meal Money to Her Campaign

Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) was caught on mic suggesting that her supporters fast and then donate the money they would have spent on food to her campaign.

A news report Friday from KTVK, a CBS affiliate in Phoenix, aired an audio clip in which McSally can be heard making a plea to her constituents.

“Anybody can give, I’m not ashamed to ask, to invest,” McSally said. “If you can give a dollar, five dollars, if you can fast a meal and give what that would be…”


McSally, whose 2018 bid for retiring Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat fell short, was shortly thereafter appointed to fill Arizona’s other Senate seat, temporarily held by Republican Jon Kyl after the death of Sen. John McCain.

McSally is facing Democratic challenger Mark Kelly, an astronaut and the husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords. According to Cook Political Report, the race is currently classified as “lean Democratic.”

Watch the video above, via Twitter/azdemparty.

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.