Dick Blumenthal sent a frantic e-mail to supporters this afternoon, which began like this (emphasis added):
Voter turnout appears to be heavy in areas that benefit our opponent. It is critical that we maximize our efforts to get our supporters to the polls. We need your help!
Your efforts in the next few hours might make the difference.
In Wisconsin, Rep. Steve Kagan (D) sent a similar e-mail:
“We have just been going over the morning voting numbers — and turnout isn’t where we need it to be in our strong areas,” campaign manager Julie Heun wrote in an e-mail. “This race is going to be a squeaker — and every vote will count.”