Sen. McSally suspends fundraising, donates paycheck to COVID-19 aid

Apr 1, 2020, 10:25 AM
Martha McSally...
U.S. Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

PHOENIX – U.S. Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona plans to donate her April paycheck and suspend campaign fundraising for two weeks to devote her time to coronavirus aid.

McSally launched “15 Days of Giving” on Wednesday, with the proceeds going to the Salvation Army in Arizona, she told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News.

“As someone who has a paycheck, I can give my paycheck to those who don’t have one,” the Republican said.

The nonprofit is providing rental assistance, utilities assistance, meals to families, seniors, day care and to front-line health care workers, the senator said.

McSally is expected to face a tough challenge from Democrat Mark Kelly in the November election and has trailed the former astronaut in fundraising and polling.

Her colleagues were working “round the clock” she said, to implement the $2.2 trillion emergency coronavirus bill President Donald Trump signed last week.

Lawmakers in Washington are working virtually, she said. “Just like everybody else.”

“McSally didn’t rule out the possibility that another relief bill will be necessary at some point, which would be the fourth one to deal the the impact of the outbreak.”

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Sen. McSally suspends fundraising, donates paycheck to COVID-19 aid