Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bachmann's On Her Own: NRCC Dropping Its Ad Support

First posted on the Huffington Post, and confirmed by TPM Election Central, the National Republican Congressional Committee is pulling its all its advertising for Michele Bachmann. Bachmann's lunatic Hardball appearance seems to have finally cost her the support of Republican leaders:
Bear in mind that Bachmann was heavily favored to win re-election before this whole mess happened, but since then her Democratic opponent has received $1.3 million in online donations and another $1 million in commitments from the DCCC. The national party is now directing its attention to other races.

Bachmann could still potentially win, as this district voted 57%-42% for George W. Bush in 2004. But she's now on her own. It's a rare thing for a national party to totally cut off an incumbent, so this should give you an idea of just how unpopular Bachmann is among Washington Republicans right now.
Bachmann's really screwed the pooch this time. Can you say "Representative Tinklenberg"?

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