The New York Times reports (by Univ of Nebraska grad Jeff Zeleny) that the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is now setting up a firewall around its Democrat House incumbents to save them from disaster in November.
They state that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is contacting safe incumbents and telling them to give their cash to at-risk incumbents.
Further into their plan, they note that they are fighting for…
…five (incumbent) Republican seats they see as within their reach in Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois and Louisiana.
OK fans, what state do you see missing there?
And whose seat do you NOT see mentioned by the Dems as “within their reach”?
So will the DCCC bother any further with the Tom White campaign?
You have to wonder. Their whole point is that they are in triage mode with their incumbents. Any cash they have lying around is going to those at-risk seats.
And to the White campaign?
“Good luck Tom. Uh…hope ya win, and all that.”
Gives a whole new meaning for “Red to blue”.
We mentioned back in our initial analysis of the Mayor Suttle Recall committee that they would likely be using paid petitioners to collect signatures for a possible recall of Jim Suttle.
Well, we hear now from spokesman Jeremy Aspen that they will NOT be using paid collectors — if they do it — and will instead be purely using their grass-roots efforts.
That’s pretty ballsy — and potentially difficult.
They must feel pretty good about their volunteer potential. Which, if significant, should put a shudder down a certain mayor’s political spine.
For those of you outside of Omaha who read Don Walton’s glowing interview of Democrat Lt. Governor candidate Anne Boyle, an alert Leavenworth Street reader noted something Don left out:
Anne Boyle’s husband, Mike, who “was mayor of Omaha and now is a member of the Douglas County Board”? Yeah, he was recalled as Mayor by Omaha voters.
Oh, and Anne? We would just note that she ran for Omaha City Council in her majority Democrat district.
Lost to Republican Jim Vokal.
We just want to keep everyone up to date.