With polls and other things showing a LOT of Republican loses coming a little more then a money away?
The Grand Ole’ party is beginning to cut campaign funding to those races they KNOW they have little chances of winning….
The Democrats have our raised the Republicans across the board and spread that election competition board far and wide….
For the GOP, it’s likely a sign of things to come as the party seeks to target its money toward the races most likely to save its majority. Democrats need 23 seats to take back control of the House, and the GOP is defending dozens of seats that are seen as vulnerable.
“It’s a giant chessboard,” said one longtime GOP operative. “There’s obviously limited resources, and you need to make tough decisions. This is sort of an art form as opposed to a science.”
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) must decide if it should put energy into competitive and Democratic-leaning districts that Hillary Clinton carried in 2016 — or if the party is better served protecting GOP strongholds that could be in play if a “blue wave” materializes.
If the news turns bad, it will lead to difficult calls between the NRCC and incumbent GOP lawmakers.
“There could be a bunch more. It all depends on the polling. People evaluate these things on an hourly, daily basis,” said one former NRCC staffer. “These decisions aren’t made lightly. If you have a race that’s just not winnable and you have limited resources, you can’t spend just to make somebody feel better.”….