There’s no sugar-coating this one:
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is canceling at least some of its advertising reservations for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mary LandrieuSenate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard2% ahead of the December runoff in Louisiana.
The committee canceled buys planned from Monday through December 6 in the Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets, three sources tracking the air war told POLITICO.
As Politico noted, this race isn’t really all that important any more for the Democrats – at least in the short term – because they’ve, well, lost the Senate. With 42% of the vote to Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Bill CassidyHouse Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard59%‘s 41%, she’s unlikely to get to 51% in the runoff. Guess the DSCC doesn’t want to pour money down that particular sinkhole, which is honestly a crying shame: the more debt the DSCC accumulates now, the more they’ll have to pay off later. But I guess that even the DSCC can learn, if you just simply hit them hard enough…
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) November 6, 2014
PS: Oh, shed no tears for Mary Landrieu. The woman won’t even have to move.
PPS: Fair chance that they’ll reverse this, once Democratic donors hear about this story. How the Democrats plan to reverse Landrieu’s slide towards to the exit chute is… a most interesting question, no?