That’s the state of Lee Fisher’s campaign.
After changing campaign managers twice this year, Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Lee Fisher now is losing his press secretary, the Fisher campaign confirmed today.
John Collins has been Fisher’s spokesman for the past eight months. The campaign said the parting was “mutual and amicable” and that a new spokesperson will be introduced this week.
It turns out Collins landed feet first with a job on a race in Kentucky.
So if we add it up, in July 2008, the United States Playing Card Company and its 400 workers moved from Cincinnati to Kentucky. Then in April 2009, DHL and its 8,000 workers moved from Wilmington to Convington, KY.
So I guess we can bump the number of new Kentucky jobs up to 8,401, all thanks to Ohio’s Job Czar, Lee Fisher.
The fact is this, campaigns simply aren’t supposed to lose their press secretary less than 100 days out from the election. That only happens when things are going extremely poorly.
And they are.
Does anyone think such a shake-up will inspire any confidence in donors? Didn’t think so.
As I wrote earlier this month:
…the question is less whether Lee can beat Rob Portman, but more about how much of a drag Lee Fisher will be on the entire Democratic Party ticket in Ohio.
After all, high profile statewide races are primary drivers for get out the vote efforts that have a trickle down effect throughout other races.
If Fisher’s campaign still continues to fail to inspire volunteers to make GOTV phone calls and doesn’t have the money to help shape the message on Ohio’s airwaves, then there is little doubt the Lieutenant Governor has become a severe liability.
I don’t think it’s a question anymore. Lee Fisher will be a liability to Democrats in November.