Jul 28 2010
As they say: “Follow the money”
The Dems can claim all day long they will win in November, but that is just propaganda-speak for the gullible. Â Just last week the Dems purchased $28 million in ad buys for 40 endangered D-congress-critters, ranging from freshmen to committee chairmen. That purchase represented 82% of their congressional war chest. The magic number to take over the house – 40.
Today the NY Times confirms the Dems are adding another 15 seats to the list of endangered D-congress-critters.
Democrats added another 20 House seats to their list of targeted districts, officials confirmed Tuesday evening, raising the partyâ€™s commitment in television advertising for the final weeks of the campaign to more than $49 million.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reserved a third wave of television time, one week after announcing the selection of the first two waves that identified 40 of the most vulnerable seats in the midterm elections. The latest cluster of districts includes 14 open seats, a sign that Democrats intend to expand their sights â€“ to a degree, at least â€“ beyond a strict defensive match.
The districts, which stretch from Arkansas to West Virginia, include five seats currently held by Republicans. It was unclear how much advertising time was being reserved in those Republican seats and whether it signaled a real commitment or a political head fake, with Democrats hoping to entice their rivals into also investing there.
So, out of 60 seats they plan to invest all their money in only 5 are GOP seats. Â In addition the $49 million is above their cash on hand of $34 million, per the previous reporting. As I said last week, it’s Hail Mary time!
Bring out “Beltway Biden” so he can do his ‘we will win in November’ schtick again. That always seems to convince the masses. H/T Hot Air