Now. Is Brad Ashford going to parse this one out?
Is he going to claim it’s all out of context?
But, in the political world, let HIM explain that.
The word we are getting is that while the race is neck and neck by almost any polling or other review, Ashford is currently on his heels defending himself as he never has had to before. No one really knows who Brad Ashford is, so he is getting defined like an SAT word at a Kaplan course by the Terry camp.
Lee Terry on the other hand has been batted down, but like an inflatable Weeble, keeps popping back up.
But as we also Twittered last night, Politico reports that the DCCC is now scrambling in their assessment of what races they can and can’t win across the country.
They are apparently in triage mode, so they are pulling resources from LOTS of races, and putting them all into the few that they think they can win across the U.S.
That includes Nebraska’s Second District.
In addition, the DCCC will boost spending in two GOP-held districts — one of them currently occupied by Nebraska Rep. Lee Terry, and the other being vacated by retiring Iowa Rep. Tom Latham. Democrats increasingly view both contests as winnable.
So while Terry and the NRCC have had a nice barrage on Brad Ashford of late, expect a return volley from the the DCCC sometime very soon.
For those of you still hoping that there will be seven or eight more U.S. Senate debates, please note that the New York Times and CBS (those bastions of conservative Republicanism) along with YouGov.com have a new poll out showing Republican Ben Sasse up by 27 points on Democrat Dave Domina:
Not Sure: 11%
Now the anti-Sasse forces will balk at this poll, again, for a number of reasons. It has online aspects to it. But it also isn’t like it was commissioned by Shakey’s Pizza. You can read up on their methodology if you’d like and glean your own insights into the modern polling world.
And we would note that “Independent” Jim Jenkins and the other guys apparently weren’t an option, though they will be on the ballot. That would theoretically knock some of those numbers down, but our guess is it wouldn’t give Domina much of a gain on Sasse.
Oh and the poll was completed prior to Sasse’s latest ad campaign, which will only gain steam.
And the Sasse-bago chugs along.
Over in the Gov’s race, the Pete Ricketts camp announced that the have $1.2 million Cash on Hand in their coffers going into the final weeks.
Democrat Chuck Hassebrook has less than half of that, with $546K.
You will probably see them both on TV. Just probably Pete twice as much.