Republicans have been quick to criticize Democrat Kathleen M. Hochul for even being in the same room with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during her campaign for the 26th Congressional District, but it doesn't seem to matter to the Democrats.
Pelosi on Friday dispatched a fundraising letter to supporters in an effort to raise $87,000 by midnight.
"This is no ordinary election," the former speaker wrote. "A Republican loss in a ruby-red district like New York's 26th would deal a devastating blow to the GOP plan to end Medicare but protect tax breaks for the wealthy and Big Oil."
Last-minute fundraising is only part of the furious level of activity planned for both sides as the campaigns race toward the finish line and Tuesday's election.
--Robert J. McCarthy