Monday, October 23, 2006

Whither The DCCC

The LA Times is reporting that the DCCC will be expanding its support for Democratic Congressional candidates:
A growing number of GOP incumbents in seats once considered "safe" — including … Richard W. Pombo in Tracy, Calif. … are struggling this month against a powerful current of discontent with the nation's direction, the performance of Congress and President Bush, and the war in Iraq.

Republican seats at risk have nearly tripled since January, according to the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. Then, 18 GOP seats were endangered; now, 48 are considered in play. […]

In a measure of the party's growing optimism, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee plans to announce Tuesday that it will begin airing advertisements in 11 new districts, including eight the party had not considered competitive until recently, party sources say.
As a side-note, with $2,045 for phone banking last Thursday and $3,702 for additional phone banking and $20,805 for McNerney slam piece number 17 on Friday, NRCC total independent expenditures in CA-11 for the last three months now stand at $649,373. DCCC, still zero.

Frankly, given the DCCC’s dismal record at reading the local atmospherics, I’m not holding my breath that CA-11 will be one of the 11 new districts announced on Tuesday. But miracles can happen. I suppose it couldn’t hurt to give them a holler on behalf of Jerry McNerney: (202) 863-1500.


Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Information is important. We are still not getting to the people who will be voting on November 7th. The total hits on these sites are slowing down. We need to continue to write letters to the editors. More people are reading articles than the mailers. Negative mailers are a waste of money. We have a school board in Tracy that collects e-mails of parents that have children in the schools, and they telegraph who to vote for. Do we need that? The last I heard the list was up to 7,300 households. That figures to about 15,000 votes. Not including the Grand parents and others who don't have children, and support that cause. Pombo's their man, via the sports park, Ben Rose and the antenna farm. "Let the Kids Play"is another Pombo pac. Why else would Pombo donate $25,000 plus to his candidate Ive's to knock off Garamendi? Remember all politics are local.

Knock out Pombo on Nov 7th vote Mc Nerney.

Tom Benigno

8:18 AM, October 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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10:55 AM, October 23, 2006  

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