DSCC will flush away funds for Landrieu runoff after all.

Thought so.

After getting criticism by Democrats for cancelling advertising reservations for the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says it is now raising funds for a “moneybomb” to support Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.

The cancellation of ad time previously reserved by the committee for the runoff had fueled speculation the committee was giving up on Landrieu after she only mustered 42 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, qualified for the runoff with 41 percent of the vote, but conservative Republican Rob Maness received 14 percent, meaning the two Republicans took 56 percent of the vote.

Via Hot Air, who also notes that the DSCC apparently both: went into serious debt while in the process of losing what will soon be nine Senate seats; and didn’t allocate any money ahead of time for the runoff*. That sounds… awfully optimistic of the Democrats, and you can take the word ‘awfully’ any way that you might like.  Certainly it does make things difficult for the Democrats right now, not that either you or I feel particularly bad about that…

Moe Lane

*That last an inference by Ed Morrissey of Hot Air, but it’s a perfectly reasonable one.  Was the DSCC not expecting a runoff in Louisiana? Georgia, for that matter, although it turned out that it wouldn’t have mattered in that case.

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