Thursday, September 08, 2011

Dems Pour Half Million Into NY-9 Race: 'The Idea That This Race is So Close is a Humiliation for the Democratic Party'

What should have been a cakewalk have turned into a nailbiter for antsy Democrats, who are now pouring half a million dollars into the campaign of hapless 9th District non-resident David Weprin.
Democrats are showing the clearest sign yet of concern ahead of next Tuesday's special election in New York's 9th District - the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is going up on air with an expensive television buy in the campaign's closing days.

According to buy information obtained by Hotline On Call, the DCCC has made a $483,500 TV ad buy in the district, starting tomorrow through Monday. The broadcast TV buy will not air on September 11, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The Democratic super PAC House Majority PAC has also bought advertising time in the district as well.
How desperate is Weprin? let me ask you: Is humiliating yourself like this in public really worth a Congressional seat that's probably going to be redistricted next year?


One Democrat official is fuming.
“The idea that this race is so close is a humiliation for the Democratic Party,’’ a New York Democratic official griped.
Oh, and guess how all that money is going to be used against Turner?
As part of the ad buy, the Weprin campaign unveiled its first TV attack ad that will link Turner to the Tea Party.
They've been using this "tea party extremist" canard against Turner for weeks and they continue to lose ground. Now we have to see days of commercials repeating the same nonsense?
With a background of whistling music, the animated 30-second spot shows Turner popping out of a teapot and blasts his position on reduced spending for Medicare and Social Security.
Good grief.

Here also is Chuck Schumer puppet Kirsten Gillibrand.
"With the election just days away, [Weprin] is being attacked from outside groups supporting his Tea Party opponent, Bob Turner," writes Gillibrand. "This election is too important to let the Tea Party and outside shadow groups steal the race. We have the better candidate who is right on the issues. Now we just need to help him get the word out. "
I'm noticing a recurring theme here.

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