Give us your takes on all things Conservative — and otherwise — as the debate has been engaged in the Legislature.
Especially if the Repeal the Death Penalty forces DON’T get past a filibuster, consider the 2016 Legislative race on like Donkey Kong.
The national forces will be in whole hog.
By a back-of-the-napkin count, we see 22 races. (Feel free to correct me here if I’ve missed somewhere.)
11 open seats — with 10 of those being sitting Pro-REPEAL votes.
Then there are 11 or 12 (probable) re-elect races — with 9 of those being PRO-Repeal, 5 of those Democrat seats.
Point being, assuming a turn on the Death Penalty is in sight, it could be a BIG issue that would draw national money and attention to the little one house legislature (where a little cash can go a long way).
Oh, and don’t forget the Big Dog in the McMansion who has been known to know a few people who can drop some cash on a candidate or two.
Thanks to a loyal reader who pointed out the Roll Call article on some 2016 campaign:
On the Democratic side, vulnerable Rep. Brad Ashford raised $200,000. It’s a bit more than Democrats expected for a guy who publicly decried the need to fundraise and who has been shedding staff, but isn’t the figure he should have brought in given his competitive race.
As another put it though, “Will he likely have plenty of cash to be fully competitive in 2016? Yes.”
Have a great weekend!