I like to start the week off on a good note, and it’s always good to see the Democrats under pressure:
It’s a mirage, right? I still cannot bring myself to believe that the New Jersey Senate race is actually in play for Republicans, but consider a few factors: (1) Dropping one seven-figure October ad buy in the Garden State might be dismissed asa cash-flush party acting out of an abundance of caution. But dropping a second tranche? That’s not easily spinnable. In fact, this very much looks like genuine concern.
Nearly six million bucks in the last few weeks of the campaign feels like a brewing emergency that Democrats are desperate to stave off. What are they seeing that prompted this deluge of cash? (2) Maybe some more internal polls that resemble this one?
I cannot imagine that Chuck Schumer’s ‘Senate Majority PAC’ is pleased to be bailing out a deep blue state Democratic incumbent with corruption issues, but that’s where we are. And speaking of Menendez’s ethical woes, one twisted irony in all of this should not get lost in the shuffle: “When the feds came after Menendez and his buddy Salomon Melgen for bribery, they flagged $600,000 that Melgen had donated to a Democratic group as part of the quid pro quo on Melgen’s end. That group? The Senate Majority PAC, of course. What a sweet deal for Menendez: Not only was his party willing to overlook all that courtroom unpleasantness and offer him another term in the Senate but the PAC his crooked friend Sal “invested” in is now repaying Menendez with a fivefold expenditure to his reelection campaign.”
The article goes on to say that Menendez is still expected to pull this race out. I’m not so sure. Watching this race will be a good indicator as to whether the Republicans will just have a good night on election day, or experience a total blowout of the Democrats.
If you have time, get out and knock on some doors for your local Republican candidate, guys. The momentum is with us. Let’s keep building it.