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Democrats Spending In Delaware (DSCC $85k ad buy for Coons)
National Journal ^ | 9/16/2010 | Reid Wilson

Posted on 09/16/2010 3:55:29 PM PDT by Qbert

Democrats are newly confident about their chances in the First State, but that doesn't mean the party won't have to spend money to hold on to the seat.

The DSCC has made an $85K ad buy in the Salisbury, MD, media market, sources who watch ad spending tell Hotline On Call. That market covers the southern portion of Delaware, where marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell performed strongly in her primary win on Tuesday.

The DSCC refused to comment, citing a policy against confirming the existence of advertising buys.

O'Donnell's stunning primary win on Tuesday over Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) was considered a break for Democrats. Castle, who has been in Delaware politics for 4 decades, was considered by most analysts to be the strongest general election candidate in the GOP field.

With O'Donnell as the nominee, New Castle Co. Exec. Chris Coons (D) goes into the general election as the front runner. The Democrats' ad buy, however, suggests that it isn't taking anything for granted given the volatility of the electorate.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: christineodonell; christineodonnell; coons; de; odonnell
I thought this race was supposed to be such a cakewalk for the Dems...
1 posted on 09/16/2010 3:55:33 PM PDT by Qbert
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I trust that Christine has an A+ campaign team assembled and ready to rumble because the Rats will hold nothing back on this race.
2 posted on 09/16/2010 3:59:20 PM PDT by JPG (Care for another lobster, Mookie? How's your steak? Ready for another triple Stoli/rocks?)
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To: Qbert

The Democrats are scared to death of this one and they know they will lose with the momentum O’Donnell has. The other problem for the Dems is the money they have to burn for this one.


3 posted on 09/16/2010 4:00:05 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Qbert

Would be nice if Cronyn would step up with some NRSC cash and match the ‘rats...


4 posted on 09/16/2010 4:01:02 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Qbert

Coons was hand picked to give Castle an easy walk to the Senate, where he would then promptly switch parties and caucus with the Democrats.

That was the deal they made.

Now Democrats are stuck with Coons, and the deal is moot.

Christine O’Donnell is not the weak candidate in this race.
Coons is. He was hand picked for that very quality.
We can do this.


5 posted on 09/16/2010 4:01:02 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: Qbert

6 posted on 09/16/2010 4:02:16 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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I looked at the DE SOS sight and it said the democrat turnout was 12%.

It was 32% for the GOP.


7 posted on 09/16/2010 4:03:51 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: counterpunch

That dem group tried to follow me on twitter, I blocked them..
idiots.


8 posted on 09/16/2010 4:04:55 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Christine has already collected more than 1 million dollars in less than 48 hrs, she doesn’t need that lousy NRSC money. Money will NOT be a problem for ODonnell.


9 posted on 09/16/2010 4:05:34 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: Qbert
This is going to be personal and it is going to get nasty, quickly.
10 posted on 09/16/2010 4:08:22 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: truthandlife

“The Democrats are scared to death of this one and they know they will lose with the momentum O’Donnell has. The other problem for the Dems is the money they have to burn for this one.”

One million dollars raised in the blink of an eye will do that to people. :-)


11 posted on 09/16/2010 4:09:14 PM PDT by Qbert
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Christine is now closing in on $1.25 million since yesterday morning just through her own personal fundraising. I’d heard DeMint has generated another %150k through his fundraising vehicle and the NRSC (spit) another $42,500. Almost $1.5 mill since yesterday I’m aware of. She only spent I believe just over $300,000 on the primary. She should have more than enough to run a very strong campaign.

She’s really turned the Coons advantage of $940,000 upside down in the past 24 hours.


12 posted on 09/16/2010 4:12:01 PM PDT by bereanway
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Heh, not really sure that money is going to buy this year’s election. Maybe it’s high time that policies and ideas actually matter more than money spent on ads.

Sometimes I wonder just how money spent trumpeting a particular candidate without specifying their policy ideals works at all. Well, this year, it will matter!

I just don’t think that the voters are a bunch of idiots that will continue to go along with this administration’s policies of spending and socialization of America.

I not only hope that I’m right but will actively participate in Tea Party solutions... Do the same...


13 posted on 09/16/2010 4:12:24 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Keith in Iowa

They already stated they’ll give to her. I’m not sure about the amount.


14 posted on 09/16/2010 4:19:07 PM PDT by paudio (The Democrats have been majority in Congress since 2006, not 2008!)
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To: bereanway

It should be real interesting to watch Coons fundraising now. Will the big RAT donors pump the dough in, or will they cut and run and let him swing on his own?


15 posted on 09/16/2010 4:29:20 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bereanway

“Christine is now closing in on $1.25 million since yesterday morning just through her own personal fundraising. I’d heard DeMint has generated another %150k through his fundraising vehicle and the NRSC (spit) another $42,500. Almost $1.5 mill since yesterday I’m aware of. She only spent I believe just over $300,000 on the primary. She should have more than enough to run a very strong campaign.

She’s really turned the Coons advantage of $940,000 upside down in the past 24 hours.”

Amazing!

(I could be wrong, but I don’t think there has been this level of fundraising enthusiasm since Palin got the VP nom...)


16 posted on 09/16/2010 4:34:29 PM PDT by Qbert
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The sweet thing is the dims have so many races they’re in trouble with they’ll have to really prioritize and they’re not all that motivated. They’ve lost that drive they had in 08. Like the llttle dutch boy who only has so many fingers to plug all those holes in the dike they’re not going to be able to adequately fund all these races. Hence Coons earlier today pleading on Daily Kos (I think it was Kos) for donations. Evidently the natives weren’t in that much of a giving mood.

Looks like Christine is going to self fund pretty easily, but the rats will sink a lot of money into this race as they definitely think it’s winnable. Bidens’ seat is one they think of as a birthright.


17 posted on 09/16/2010 4:50:51 PM PDT by bereanway
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“Sean, I’m happy for Christine O’Donnell and I’mma let you finish, but Mike Castle had one of the best campaigns of all time--of all TIME!”

(stolen from FREEPER counterpunch)

18 posted on 09/16/2010 4:57:34 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Keith in Iowa

Although they originally hemmed and hawed, Cornyn said yesterday that the NRSC would donate the maximum allowed (42,000 or so?) to O’Donnell. I’m sure it’s through gritted and gnashing teeth after having been shamed into doing the right thing.

Won’t matter anyway. O’Donnell raised something like $750,000 yesterday alone.


19 posted on 09/16/2010 5:00:01 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deciet, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: Qbert

I am sure you’re right. Just goes to show how jazzed up the country really is to vote out the libs and the RINO’s.


20 posted on 09/16/2010 5:01:56 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deciet, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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Amazing the energy and enthusiasm she’s generated with this win. She’s down by 11 now according to Ras but that’s nothing this election cycle. That can be undone overnight.

She’s gonna win this thing.


21 posted on 09/16/2010 5:02:27 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: bereanway
Bidens’ seat is one they think of as a birthright.

Same as Kennedy's and we saw what happened there when the TEA party got involved.

22 posted on 09/16/2010 5:03:18 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deciet, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: bereanway

The national mood for taking out the trash in Washington is a gale force wind at our backs. We’re going to look back on 2010 and wonder why we did not field strong TEA party candidates in New York vs. Gillebrand and other places.


23 posted on 09/16/2010 5:05:29 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deciet, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: bereanway

“Amazing the energy and enthusiasm she’s generated with this win. She’s down by 11 now according to Ras but that’s nothing this election cycle. That can be undone overnight.
She’s gonna win this thing.”

Yep, and an important note in that poll:

Voters not affiliated with either major party prefer O’Donnell by eight points...


24 posted on 09/16/2010 5:12:40 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: truthandlife
The Democrats are scared to death of this one...

About half as scared as the RINOs. We've been warned over and over that we have to run liberal Republicans in order to win. If O'Donnell wins, in the future that panicky warning will appear about as credible as the global warming scam.

How many voted for Castle because they bought into the hype that he was the only one that could win? Without that threat hanging over the voter's heads this time, how big would O'Donnell's winning margin have been?

25 posted on 09/16/2010 6:07:10 PM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: Qbert

“Democrats are newly confident about their chances in the First State, , so
The DSCC has made an $85K ad buy in the Salisbury, MD”

Well, according to various RINOs and the propaganda press, Coons the commie is ahead by 40 points. So why the big media buy? Coons should be at the costume shop being fitted for a hood and sheet or an SS Eisengrouper uniform to march in the victory parade.


26 posted on 09/16/2010 7:43:53 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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