The New York Times writes today about what we’ve been saying at Majority PAC for awhile: yes, we have a lot of seats to defend, and yes, we’re going to have a lot of tough races, but Democrats are going to put up great candidates against disorganized Republican fields and not-ready-for-primetime GOP candidates:
Winning the Senate [...]
A couple of developments in Arizona make that race very interesting …
First, late last week, Richard Carmona entered the race on the Democratic side, broadening out the Democratic choices in the primary. From Real Clear Politics:
The Democratic Party operation in Washington also courted Carmona and since his entrance has been touting his personal narrative, [...]
Well, this is an inauspicious start.
Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS launched a series of ads here in the early stages of its spending in Senate races, and they are breathtakingly dishonest. And the amazing thing is that they aren’t even the same ad making the same lie. They are all different ads, all with different lies. [...]
No surprise that Karl Rove’s Crossroads groups are using misleading attacks against Democratic Senators…but this time they went so far that a cable network has taken the rare step of actually pulling the ad off the air:
A conservative group’s Television advertisement has been pulled from a cable network amid complaints from U.S. Sen. Jon Tester [...]
Everyone who’s worked on a campaign has been through your typical organizing meeting: a handful of coordinators meeting with hopefully a couple dozen people. Heck, I’ve been in some meetings that could and did fit around a dining room table.
It’s a special feeling when you get bigger meetings, when a whole living room is filled [...]
Karl Rove’s Crossroads groups had already said that they planned to spend the enormous sum of $240 million attacking Democrats in the 2012 election cycle. But now they’ve set their sights even higher: a whopping $300 million, half of which will likely be spent on the Senate alone.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a legendary fundraiser, has [...]
The big news in the North Dakota Senate race this week is that Democrat and former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp will take on Rep. Rick Berg, the likely Republican candidate. Heitkamp will be a strong candidate and her entrance is great news in our fight to hold the Democratic Senate. Other good news, [...]
Issue 2, for those who don’t know it, is the ballot initiative that rolls back the assault on workers’ rights coming from the Ohio GOP. Ohio passed a law taking away collective bargaining rights from public employees in the state, a move that has proven to be deeply unpopular.
But, popularity aside, I think we can [...]
This week, the battle over getting Americans back to work continued, and Scott Brown, Dean Heller, Dick Lugar, and every other Republican in the Senate joined together to block the latest jobs proposal from Democrats. Here’s the LA Times:
Republican-led opposition in the Senate blocked the highway infrastructure flank of
Tomorrow, the Senate will vote on a bill that puts tens of thousands Americans to work building the infrastructure we need for the 21st Century. It’s the best kind of jobs bill, one that puts people to work today and builds a better America for tomorrow. And it’s paid for by a small surtax on [...]