Fact check: Was Heck's email pitch an attack on women?

I asked Democratic ccongressional candidate Erin Bilbray on "Ralston Reports" Wednesday about a fundraising email that Rep. Joe Heck sent out right after she announced almost four months ago.

She declined to back away from her characterization of the pitch, made on KNPR in July, that the pitch "was a very personal attack email that he used for his fundraising efforts. And we’re talking about a campaign that’s 16 months out.  I think that kind of partisan anger is really turning people off.  I also took it as another kind of attack on women. I don’t think they really want women, family, small business owners to participate in politics."

I was skeptical. What do you think?


FW: You have a choice

From: Joe Heck <info@heck4nevada.com>
Reply-To: <info@heck4nevada.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2013 23:11:12 +0000
To: <rerwin@redrockstrategies.com>
Subject: You have a choice

Today, liberal activist, fundraiser and Democrat spin-doctor Erin Bilbray-Kohn announced her candidacy for Congress in Nevada’s 3rd district. Voters will have a clear choice between an Army veteran and physician who has fought for the men, women and families of District 3 and a partisan political consultant who lives outside the district. As Harry Reid’s hand-picked candidate, she will be a well-funded opponent fully-backed by the Obama-Reid political machine. That’s why your help has never been more important than now. Please take a moment to contribute $100, $50, $25 or whatever you can to help me continue my fight for a stronger America and better quality of life for southern Nevadans.
During the past three-and-a-half years I have consistently stood up for Nevada’s middle class and working families and have focused on finding solutions to the challenges we face as Americans. Meanwhile, my new opponent has made her living playing politics to get candidates elected that will be a rubber-stamp for Barack Obama and the Democratic Party’s liberal agenda.
Let’s face it: this is an important time for our country. Will we move forward and enact policies that will improve our economy, put people back to work, and restore the greatness of America? Or will we go back to a time when Democrats had one-party control of Washington, when Nancy Pelosi was speaker, and when we had to “pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it”? We simply cannot afford to go backwards.
My new opponent has spent her entire career crafting messages to manipulate voter behavior. The people of Nevada deserve an honest conversation free from professional partisan political spin. Click here to make your contribution and join the fight today!
We will continue to work together to restore America.
Joe Heck