The New York Times reports that Steve Driehaus has had his DCCC advertising cut. This more or less confirms his impending DOOM at the hands of Steve Chabot; but I want to note something else from the same article. In it, local Democratic party chair Ed Good reports on OH-06 & OH-18 (two more districts where the NRCC is starting ad buys on behalf of the Republican challengers):
“They are going to try to pick off what they think is low-hanging fruit,” Mr. Good said. “But the only way Charlie [Wilson] or Zack [Space] can lose is if our party does not get out and vote.”
Yup. The locals are playing the GOTV will save us! card, three weeks before the election. Not a good sign for them; and the lack of any evidence that the DCCC will be matching the NRCC’s expenditures is an even worse one*…
*As it stands now, and if I understand the article correctly, the DCCC can allocate existing ad time to Space’s race. If they don’t, then Ohio Democrats have even more of a problem than they do now, and right now they have a very bad problem.