Skip to comments.Additional Funding for Fiorina
Posted on 10/25/2010 10:31:11 AM PDT by p. henry
It has just been announced that the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, which has already spent the maximum allowed ($4.8 million) in coordinated expenditures on Carly's campaign, will be spending $3 million in independent expenditures on Carly's behalf during the last week of the campaign. It has also just been announced that Carly is loaning her campaign $1 million more of her personal funds.
These significant commitments indicate to me that the California Senate seat is very much in play.
If at this late stage you have any cash which remains available for candidates in the mid-term elections, please consider Carly's campaign.
$7.8mm by the NRSC on one race!!!! Does that mean they hate Boxer that much or that they like Fiorina that much? That is a stunning number. Lots of other good candidates out there in tight races who could have used just a fraction of that amount.
It’s a big ass state with big ass media markets. I think that, as usual, it’s money down a liberal rathole but if you’re gonna play you gotta pay.
I can’t address whether the NRSCC is motivated more by dislike of Boxer or affection for Carly. I do know from reliable sources that even Democrats in the Senate harbor a deep and abiding dislike of Boxer.
I suspect a big chunk of the $4.8 million reflected contributions to the NRSCC by Carly supporters; not so this additional $3 million.
Probably good money after bad. The money might do better good in Washington, Nevada, Pennsylvania, or Illinois.
Th race is a rated a toss-up by every major poll, with Fiorini within the margin of error on all polls, and ahead by one. Carly may not be ideologically perfect, she’s pretty good, and a great deal better than Boxer. More to our thinking than Whitman. This could be be race that gives the GOP the majority in the Senate.
Here’s the story: http://bit.ly/aG3mrT
It may be within the margin of error, but Boxer has been ahead in just virtually all the polls since early September. I think the tide has turned in this once. I would rate Washington, Colorado, Nevada, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Illinois more winnable than California. Money spent there may make the difference.
I think it’s too close to not pay attention too for many reasons, one of which is that CA is a high profile state. If the GOP can win here, and knock Pelosi out of the speaker’s chair, that’s a heck of a gain. WHitman beating Brown would also be nice, but I’m not sure that’s in the cards.
I'd rather have the loss in California and wins in three or four other close races than the reverse. Several million could make the difference in Washington or Colorado or West Virginia.
If the GOP can win here, and knock Pelosi out of the speakers chair, thats a heck of a gain.
Fiorina is running for the Senate not the House.