Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is asking his political supporters to fill out a three-question survey about the Supreme Court vacancy, but also tells them that once they do, "you will be given the opportunity to make a generous donation to our efforts to elect likeminded leaders." The questionnaire asks questions that are hardly surprising, including how liberal of a justice McCain supporters think President Obama should choose.
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The funds are for his Country First political action committee, not his campaign, but the Supreme Court fundraising comes as McCain faces a tough primary challenge from conservative JD Hayworth.
"We are often reminded that elections have lasting consequences on our country, and nothing reminds us of this more than when a vacancy occurs on the Supreme Court," McCain writes in the email, believed to reach millions of supporters of his presidential campaign.