And here’s a headline that you won’t see every day: “Rand Paul Does American Crossroads Robocall to Thwart Libertarian Candidate in FL-13.”
Sen. Rand Paul is helping Florida GOP candidate David Jolly thwart a Libertarian rival polling at four to seven percent, recording a robocall that touts Jolly as someone who wants to “ensure you, not the government, are making decisions for you and your family.”
The call, funded by American Crossroads, a group former Bush aide Karl Rove helped found, will go out to about 20,000 households. The targets of the call are potential supporters of Lucas Overby, a Libertarian candidate who could take votes from GOP candidate Jolly.
Via Hot Air – and, like them, I am perfectly fine with this. That seat is on the razor’s edge – it shouldn’t be; frankly, we should be losing it* – and while us losing it won’t make Republicans despondent, us winning it will certainly depress Democrats.
*Barack Obama won that district in 2008 and 2012 (sorry about the dKos link, but David Nir is the go-to guy for calculating this stuff). We don’t have an incumbent for it. We honestly assumed that the seat would be lost. David Jolly is technically ahead in the polls at the moment anyway.