Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Very Strange: Do Establishment Democrats Want Mitch McConnell to Retain His Senate Seat?

Did Mitch get to somebody?

Despite some polls showing Alison Lundergan Grimes ahead in the polls against Kenticky incumbent Mitch McConnell, the national party has stopped funding for ads in the state. AP reports:
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped running TV ads in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, a severe blow to Alison Lundergan Grimes in her challenge to Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

In a statement issued three weeks before the Nov. 4 election and a day after the candidates' sole debate, the committee said Tuesday that it had spent more than $2 million in Kentucky and continued to fund get-out-the-vote operations. However, the committee made no commitment to go back on the air in support of Grimes, who has been pummeled by tens of millions of dollars in attack ads by McConnell and his allies.

The committee's decision in Kentucky was in strong contrast to its activities in other states with pivotal Senate races. Democrats continued to spend freely in Iowa, Georgia, North Carolina and several other states as they tried to blunt a Republican drive to gain a Senate majority in midterm elections.

(ht Travis Holte)

1 comment:

  1. Mitch didn't have to "get to" anybody. Of course Establishment Democrats want McConnell to win.

    If Grimes wins, the only thing the Democrats get is a junior senator from a backwater state. She'll vote the party line, but will have no pull. As I will show, this has no value.

    If McConnell wins, the statists get to keep their top senatorial leader, who will do the Establishment Democrat's bidding, even though he has an "R" after his name. McConnell will vote the same as Grimes, except for a few inconsequential items for appearences sake.