Last week we questioned whether the DGA was beginning to consider pulling the plug on Ohio.
And the DSCC seems to have already done so.
Well now we have the distinguished Marc Ambinder of the very-much-not right leaning The Atlantic confirming what we figured was happening. From an article entitled, “A Democratic Bloodbath in Ohio?“:
With the past few days given over to Democratic triumphalism, the reality is that the big picture remains roughly the same for Democrats. In Ohio, it’s getting so bad for Democrats that the Democratic Governors Association, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are actively weighing their level of commitment.
Public and private polling from the state suggests that Democrats will lose the governor’s mansion, currently held by Ted Strickland, the Senate race (for an open seat that was held by a Republican), and at least four House races (OH 01, OH 15, OH 13, OH 16). Strickland’s troubles have surprised some Democrats, since he’s seemed to defy gravity for much of the year.
Strickland still has a good chunk of money to communicate his message, but there’s no question that a DGA pullout would further erode his chances. It also sends the message that the race is unwinnable. Not exactly an inspiring call to arms for the volunteers necessary to win a race, eh?
Make no mistake. Ambinder, the newest member of the National Journal’s prestigious White House team, is extremely well connected. And what he’s sharing today about the DGA and DSCC is yet more news that will shatter the hearts of the Strickland and Fisher faithful.