Monday, October 16, 2006

Whither Ohio?

Kos, no friend of the Republicans, had some words of caution for his party recently. You can read it on your own, and should, if you're interested in the Senate elections. Here's the pertinent part, though:

We're leading in the polls in Ohio, but DeWine (R) had $3 million more cash on hand than Democrat Sherrod Brown, with the RNC and NRSC already dumping what could end up being $5-15 million more into the state. They consider this a "firewall" state, and will absolutely drown out what Democrats can throw into the fray.

However, this is somewhat at odds with a New York Times report that the Republicans have given up the ship in Ohio. Again, the pertinent part:

Senior Republican leaders have concluded that Senator Mike DeWine of Ohio, a pivotal state in this year’s fierce midterm election battles, is likely to be heading for defeat and are moving to reduce financial support for his race and divert party money to other embattled Republican senators, party officials said.

Ordinarily, the Gray Lady would get the credibility edge over a lefty blogger, except that now, Election Projection is reporting that the NYT story is false, and the RNC will continue funding Ohio the same as before.

Ah, the Information Age. You gotta love it.

Incidentally, I'd dump every penny the RNC was planning to spend in Ohio into New Jersey; anything to make the Dems play defense SOMEWHERE. DeWine's going down, and I don't think he can be saved. But then, I don't get to make these decisions.


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