Democrat candidates across the nation are running scared of an endorsement from President Obama.
Democrats are making efforts to temper the election expectations of rich liberal donors by “reminding them that oddsmakers had been predicting a Republican wave, while emphasizing the potential long-term impact of sustained big spending to promote liberal candidates and ideas.” Politico,
The goal is to avoid a big money drop-off from rich Democrats who had initially been reluctant to embrace super PACs but who came off the sidelines in a substantial way for the first time in 2014. The plan is to quickly shift their focus to 2016, when Democrats face a much more hospitable Senate map and a potentially historic presidential campaign.
The influential Democracy Alliance club of wealthy liberal donors is convening a closed-door conference beginning Nov. 12 called “To 2020 and Beyond: Our Progressive Vision.” Meanwhile, major donors and operatives supporting Hillary Clinton’s prospective presidential campaign are planning to urge her to announce her intentions in the coming weeks to re-energize major donors behind her candidacy or, if she passes on the race, allow them to rally behind another candidate.
GOP candidates gain an edge with working-class voters—including some longtime Democrats who now lean Republican—in contested congressional elections. The Wall Street Journal,
They are skeptical of President Barack Obama and don’t care much for his party’s support of federal safety-net programs. “You take a look at all the giveaway programs the Democrats have. Nobody wants to work anymore,” said Dale Lundquist, a 69-year-old excavation contractor.
Voters in this northeast Minnesota district have only once sent a Republican to Congress since 1947—for a single term after the 2010 election that produced a wave for the GOP.
But Mr. Lundquist, a former Democrat, and some of his friends say they plan to vote for Stewart Mills, the Republican challenger to Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan, one reason the race is down to the wire—and why the GOP is likely to expand its House majority in Tuesday’s election…
Seven of the 39 House races rated most competitive by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report are in districts with large numbers of white, working-class voters; six of those districts are held by Democrats. In addition, one other such Democratic district is seen as likely to flip Republican.
The Republican National Committee’s (RNC) new campaign ad “connects the dots between a guy not voting and losing his healthcare plan as a result of ObamaCare.” It’s funny, while speaking to “the fact that millions of Americans face new costs as a result of the “Affordable” Care Act.” Via Independent Journal-Review,