1. Team Schumer is showing rank favoritism towards Chuck’s tri-state buddy Menendez, prioritizing his reelection above that of Democratic incumbents like McCaskill and Tester and Donnelly who are under severe threat in red states.
2. Team Schumer is performing triage, writing off McCaskill and Tester and Donnelly — and the Democrats’ hope of a Senate majority — as electorally dead and focusing instead on saving blue states that were supposed to be safe but maybe aren’t.
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Bad day for liberals either way:
The Senate Democrats’ leading super PAC is set to spend $3 million in bright blue New Jersey in an effort to save Sen. Bob Menendez, who has struggled to put away a Republican challenger after facing a corruption trial last year.
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Menendez, who is running for his third term in the Senate and is the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, leads in most recent public polling of the contest. But Democrats fear his lead isn’t big enough in the face of the millions that Hugin has spent and will keep spending on the airwaves out of his personal fortune. Hugin and his allies have swamped Democratic spending in the race by roughly a 7-to-1 margin, $21.8 million to $3.3 million, according to a source that tracks media buys.
I’m intrigued that the Schumer brain trust is this worried about Menendez after the last two polls of the state had him leading by 10 and 11 points, respectively. Hugin might make Dems sweat there but Menendez will probably hold on. In the meantime, the three Dems I mentioned above are all either narrowly ahead or within the margin of error in their own races. Why wouldn’t the PAC prefer to gamble on them instead of on Menendez? You’d get much more bang for your ad buck in Montana, especially, than in...
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Communist, Socialist, Democrat, Republican, at this point, what difference does it make.