Apparently, the Democratic Establishment has made a DOOM call for the House:
House Democratic strategists are frustrated that key outside groups are putting their money into the fight for the Senate, leaving House campaigns starved for cash.
Spending on House races by organized labor as well as groups representing women and environmental organizations dropped by $18 million compared to the last cycle, the groups said.
Democrats are worried their lost seats in the House could be in the double digits, making it that much harder to take back the chamber in 2016, a presidential election year when the party hopes turnout will be better.
And House Democrats should feel abandoned for good reason, too. They have been abandoned. Point:
A super PAC linked to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) plans to spend $3.1 million in three Democratic-held districts as it looks to bolster the GOP’s efforts to gain seats in the lower chamber with four weeks left until the midterm election.
The Congressional Leadership Fund is targeting Reps. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Brad SchneiderHouse Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard12% (D-Ill.), Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Carol Shea-PorterHouse Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard11% (D-N.H.) and Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Julia BrownleyHouse Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard6% (D-Calif.), the group told The Washington Post. All three Democrats face competitive reelection contests.
[Two of the three (Shea-Porter & Brownley) had me immediately saying Good: Schneider I had to look up. – ML]
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has started to pull back its advertising buys in several congressional districts around the country, according to an aide.
At this point in the cycle, the cancellations — also known as “triage” — serve as a signal the party does not see a path to victory for these candidates or races. House Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC, has already pulled some of its buys in the same districts.
[The seats in question are CA-03, CA-10, IA-04, IL-13, MI-07, MI-08, MI-11, NY-21, NY-23, PA-06, PA-08. – ML]
I certainly hope that nobody reading this contributed to the DCCC this cycle; because I don’t think that they do refunds.
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