The US Senate fundraising problems now that the feeling is more and MORE that Democrats will probably hold their US Senate Majority next year….
GOPer’s begin to see signs that MAYBE things ain’t so much in their favor in House races voting come November either….
While Donald Trump is cleaning up fundraising wise?
The Other party outfits ain’t…..
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel rallied major donors Wednesday to get behind the GOP’s efforts to flip the Senate — a plea that comes amid rising concerns in the party over its candidates’ lagging fundraising totals and its overall prospects.
During a 36-minute conference call, a recording of which was obtained by POLITICO, McDaniel argued that the party has strong Senate candidates and a favorable political environment. But she went on to say that Republican candidates are being swamped by Democrats in the chase for campaign cash. The Supreme Court’s June decision nixing Roe v. Wade, McDaniel said, triggered a gusher of online donations for the opposition….
House GOP Campaign Chief on the Defensive
Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), the chair of House Republicans’ campaign arm, sought to tamp down fears over the party’s special election loss in New York’s 19th district in a memo in which he called Pat Ryan’s (D) win a “quirk,” Axios reports.
Wrote Emmer: “As a historically blue state, the primary often serves as the general election for New York Democrats. This means New York Democrats historically turn out at much higher rates for primaries.”
New York Times: “Mr. Ryan’s victory in the 19th District of New York quickly topped the list of signs that the fall campaigns may be more competitive, in more places, than strategists in both parties had once anticipated.”
The nonpartisan Cook Political Report on Wednesday revised its projections for GOP gains in the House, with editor Dave Wasserman saying on Twitter that it is “not out of the question” for Democrats to maintain control of the chamber. The group, which once predicted Republicans would pick up 20 to 35 seats, is now projecting a more modest increase of 10 to 20 seats. And Republicans say they have dialed back their expectations even as they remain confident they will retake the House….
Mandela Barnes Leads Ron Johnson in Wisconsin
A new Trafalgar Group poll in Wisconsin finds Mandela Barnes (D) leading Sen. Ron Johnson (R) in the U.S, Senate race, 49% to 47%.
McConnell PAC Cancels Ad Buys In Arizona, Alaska
“Senate Republicans’ primary super PAC is canceling nearly $10 million in Arizona and Alaska ad reservations, raising questions about the party’s commitment to Blake Masters, its Senate nominee in the Copper State,” Politico reports.
“The Senate Leadership Fund, which is aligned with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is scrapping roughly $8 million in ads — about half of its initial Arizona reservation — that were supposed to start in the early fall. The group’s ads are now set to begin in early October.”
FL-Gov: The first poll of the Florida governor’s race released after the Florida primary puts Governor Ron DeSantis (R) ahead of Congressman Charlie Crist (D) by 5 points, 51-46%. However, this poll of about 800 Florida voters was taken before the primary, August 12-18, and before Crist named his running mate. The margin of error is +/- 3.5 points. It is also not clear whether this poll is an internal.