Skip to comments.Dems run scared as they Make $28 Million TV Buy for the Nov Elections.
Posted on 07/22/2010 3:27:22 PM PDT by sunmars
Desperation sets in......
The Democrats strategy to preserve their House majority became clearer Thursday as the party made a $28 million investment in television advertising for the final weeks of the fall campaign, a plan that is designed to build a firewall to protect freshmen and longtime incumbents.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reserved television time in 40 districts across the country, including those of Representatives John M. Spratt Jr. of South Carolina, chairman of the Budget Committee, and Ike Skelton of Missouri, chairman of the Armed Services Committee. The committee also reserved time to help Representative Chet Edwards of Texas, who is seeking his 11th term in November and is among the partys most vulnerable members.
The 40 districts that Democrats selected, based on polling, candidate fund-raising and the strength of Republican opposition, include five seats in Ohio, four in Pennsylvania, three in Arizona and in Virginia, and two each in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New York and Texas.
Several of the decisions signal new signs of worry from Democratic Party leaders, including Representatives Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota, Betty Sutton of Ohio, Allen Boyd of Florida, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Gerry E. Connolly of Virginia and Jerry McNerney of California.
The television time was reserved by the independent expenditure arm of the Democratic committee. Their Republican counterpart intends to make its first television advertising decisions in August.
If you want to get an idea of what the Democrats strategy is this fall, just follow the money, said Ken Spain, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee. The political environment has become so toxic that Democrats in Washington are gearing up to spend millions of dollars to defend what were once perceived as some of the most entrenched incumbents in Congress.
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$28,000.000.00 could pay a lot of unemployment checks.
Ta dah, There you go GOP, a starting place for fighting back. Free of charge.
Expect breathless October reports of church burnings and outrageous accusations against Republican candidates, along with wall-to-wall “he said she said” and “public reaction” (ie get on bandwagon) by the MSM.
nah, they would’nt give 2 craps about that. They don’t give a damn about the ordinary people.
The DNC...stupid is as stupid does.
Of course they’ll preach to the choir, they need to get them back first before anyone else.
Why? The media will help them say that if you elect Republicans, blacks will have to go to the back of the bus, old people will live off of dog food (that is if Reagan doesn’t pop up out of the ground and steal it first). My favorite is the tax cuts for the wealthy.
No doubt the $28 million is from the stimulus funds. Our money paying for the Dem re-election.
NY Times? NYTIMES?
Wow. You mean they’ve abandoned the “American people want socialism, they just have to figure out how great it is” theme?
By the time November comes America will be mostly under the control of the Communists Party with King Obama at its head. Wake up! At least one third of Americans seem to support this communists takeover.
It strikes me as a little strange that Democrats would be divulging their strategy this far in advance. Very strange that they would mention some of the states/districts where this money is going (the ones no mentioned could be easily figured out). Wouldn’t the strategy work better if no one knew where this money was going until the last minute and then the GOP would be left scrambling for a response?
I have a theory. They hope that the huge expenditures will intimmidate and demoralize the opposition.
Yep. Formerly budgeted for ACORN.
I had a similar thought. Then I thought it might just do the opposite. If Democrats were confident of keeping control of the House as Madame Pelosi claims, why would they have to cough up this kind of money? Wouldn't it be better spent on a few of their imperiled Senators?
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