Oct
09
2014

House Democrats trade trying to take VA-10 for trying to keep CA-07.

Somehow, I don’t think that this fits the existing media narrative of a Democratic party ready to use its compelling financial advantage to stop the GOP in its tracks.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has canceled its television advertising in a competitive northern Virginia House district and will shift most of that money to help an incumbent in northern California, according to a Democrat who monitors media buys.

The sum of the DCCC’s cancellation in Virginia’s 10th District was $2.8 million, according to the source. Democrats were on the offensive in the open-seat race to replace retiring Rep. Frank R. Wolf, R-Va.

They’ll be moving the money to try to keep freshman Congressman Ami Bera in office… and they’re still being outspent: three outside groups are pumping $3 million into this particular race, and the Democrats aren’t happy about it.  They’re also not too happy with their own donors; something about how those donors’ “focus appears centered far more on saving the Senate majority.”  Which is even funnier, really, given the way the Senate looks these days.

Moe Lane

PS: Guess ‘California is forever lost to the GOP’ is another one of those existing media narratives, huh?

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2 Comments

  • garfieldjl says:

    The Democrats don’t want California to divide it’s electoral votes in proportion to the popular vote in California, because they know they would have a very hard time winning any Presidential election.

    Much of California is actually very conservative, but the population centers along the cost are very liberal and they have more people than the rest of the state (assuming people haven’t fled).

    I do like the fact that Democrats are spending money in California, that’s a pretty good sign that Democrats are in a panic.

    • 1_rick says:

      “The Democrats don’t want California to divide it’s electoral votes in proportion to the popular vote in California, because they know they would have a very hard time winning any Presidential election.”

      Which is ironic considering how many of them want to get rid of the electoral college.

      [edit: I tried posting this ONCE and got told I was trying to post too fast. O RLY?]

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