Just when you thought Democrats had gotten bad news over the midterm elections, it gets much worse. Evidently, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has announced that they do not have enough money to keep fighting in all of the races they think they have a chance of winning and now must make some tough choices as to where to spend the money they do have. In some cases, they are practically handing contested seats to the Republicans.
Executive Director Tim Persico said there are just some races they will have to surrender on in order to try to hold on to the seats they currently have and to fight for districts they feel confident in. What a predicament they are in. They belong to a communist party, where most of the candidates are either socialists or communists and now they are practically broke, while the party of capitalism has money to burn.CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
The WaPo says:
“The relative shortfall in outside spending is likely to leave some Democratic incumbents in contested races at sharp advertising disadvantages, while restricting the party’s ability to compete in open seats or to unseat Republican incumbents.”
The Post’s reporting outlines the Democrats’ money problems:
Democrats pointed to a TV ad spending advantage by Republican outside groups, which have the flexibility to move money around the House landscape strategically in the final weeks. That edge has become more alarming as a recent shift in the national mood has put more seats in contention for Democrats, who find themselves hamstrung by the Republican advantage in donors on the GOP side.
Another House Democratic strategist said the inability to fully fund key races could prove to be the difference between winning and losing control of Congress, or between keeping Republicans to a five-seat majority and a 15-seat majority. “I don’t think it is hyperbole to say at this point that money is going to make the difference,” said this person, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk more freely about strategy.
Stock up on beer and pretzels and order out for some really hot buffalo wings and then kick back in November and enjoy the show.
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