Who's your choice for Mayor in 2015?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The DSCC responds..

Yes, I know, R. Neal beat me to it, but Mike Liddell of the DSCC sent me a nice email challenging The Prince of Darkness' claim in the post below that they had sandbagged Harold Ford Jr in the closing days of the race.


Here is Mike's email, reprinted with permission:

Hey Steve, I saw your post on the DSCC and support of Harold Ford Jr. and wanted to pass along some info.

Just to let you know, the idea that the DSCC abandoned Harold Ford Jr. is simply not true. Novak got it wrong in his latest column. We were up on the air running ads right up to Election Day. In the last two weeks of the campaign we easily spent over a $1 million – about a fifth of the $5 million we spent throughout the race. I’ve included the money we spent through our Independent Expenditure for those last two weeks below.

Perhaps most telling though is what Ford himself said – in an interview on the Situation Room on Nov. 16th Ford said “Chuck Schumer did an extraordinary job for me.” [link: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0611/16/sitroom.02.html - I’ve also got a wmv video clip of this if you want it.] Those aren’t the words of a candidate that feels abandoned.

At any rate, I can pull more data if you need it but there’s simply no evidence to back up Novak’s BS claim that Schumer abandoned Ford. Let me know if you have any questions on this – I’m happy to help.

TN

$747,554.00

Media Buy

10/25/2006

TN

$25,629.00

Media Production

10/25/2006

TN

$53,828.63

Direct Mail

10/26/2006

TN

$3,588.00

Media Production

10/30/2006

TN

$80,877.31

Media Buy

10/30/2006

TN

$53,828.63

Direct Mail

10/30/2006

TN

$130,000.00

Media Buy

10/31/2006

TN

$53,828.63

Generic Voter Drive

10/31/2006

TN

$53,828.63

Direct Mail

11/1/2006

TN

$10,860.00

Media Production

11/2/2006

TN

$165,000.00

Media Buy TV

11/3/2006

TN

$28,000.00

Media Buy TV

11/3/2006

TN

$747,554.00

Media Buy

10/25/2006

TN

$25,629.00

Media Production

10/25/2006

TN

$53,828.63

Direct Mail

10/26/2006

TN

$3,588.00

Media Production

10/30/2006

TN

$80,877.31

Media Buy

10/30/2006

TN

$53,828.63

Direct Mail

10/30/2006

TN

$130,000.00

Media Buy

10/31/2006

TN

$53,828.63

Generic Voter Drive

10/31/2006