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Going. Going. Gone.

That’s it.

He’s done.

The Plain Dealer article about the internal Fisher for Ohio strategy memo has spread like wildfire this afternoon.

And on the heels of yet more reports of DSCC funds being transferred everywhere but Ohio, things could not be much worse in Fisher Land.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Lee Fisher is considering dumping 10 staff members, including his deputy campaign manager and political director, to free up money for additional television advertising, according to a campaign document obtained by The Plain Dealer.

10 staffers? I can’t imagine what this article is doing to office morale at Fisher for Ohio. Those poor kids have to be miserable.

Through Sept. 7, Fisher raised $490,444, according to a “finance daily report sheet” obtained by The Plain Dealer. This total didn’t include a number of fundraisers scheduled for September that the campaign estimated would generate around $180,000.

For those not in the know, raising 490k after over two months of fundraising is downright terrible for a statewide Senate race. It’s beyond terrible. It’s terribly horrible. The campaign says they have fundraisers scheduled with Ed Feighan and Barney Frank in October. Not exactly the guys you call in when you need several million dollars.

As we’ve been saying for months, Lee Fisher will not beat Rob Portman. At this point, the only person that can beat Rob Portman is Rob Portman. But as long as he continues the incredibly well disciplined campaign that he’s run so far, that won’t happen.


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