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DC Democrats target David Rouzer (NC-7)

DC Democrats target David Rouzer (NC-7)

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has been steadily ramping up their efforts in North Carolina to undermine Operation Counterweight member, David Rouzer.

Throughout this election cycle, the incumbent, Mike McIntyre, has enjoyed a great deal of support from various Democrat PACs which have contributed more than half of his overall fundraising. Now, perhaps recognizing his vulnerability, it seems that more establishment Democrats are ready to pull out all the stops to keep McIntyre in.

Last month, the DCCC spent at least $50,000 in North Carolina to run a hit ad on Rouzer and it appears they’ll be increasing efforts to target their vulnerable incumbent’s challenger.

The Democrats are placing their bets, and they like Mike McIntyre’s chances, but appear to be growing skeptical about Larry Kissell’s prospects.

At least that is the takeaway from a Politico article about the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reshuffling their resources. The article says they are sending more money to McIntyre in his efforts to defeat challenger David Rouzer in the 7th.

The DCCC has already pulled back on two weeks of TV reservations in defense of Kissell who is being challenged by Richard Hudson in the 8th.

This level of national funding for a House race shows one thing: the Democrats are worried. They should be.

There have been two polls released regarding North Carolina race.

David Rouzer’s campaign released a poll which showed the two candidates in a statistical tie with 15% of voters still undecided.

In stark contrast, the McIntyre campaign’s poll had the incumbent leading Rouzer by 19 points.

Which of these polls to believe is ultimately up to you. But I think one need only look to the Democratic party to determine the validity of the Rouzer campaign’s poll. Would they really be pouring cash into a Congressional race where their guy is up by 19 points? More importantly, would they be diverting funds from other races to this one if the margin was so wide?

David Rouzer can win this race, but his largely grassroots fundraising is facing off against the Democrat machine. Please consider donating to the Rouzer campaign, and help him defeat Mike McIntyre.

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Comments

NC-7 is solidly Democrat. If the Republicans can unseat McIntyre, that will indeed be startling, since Dems have controlled the district for over 100 years. That they are worried signals the turbulent political times we’re witnessing. I’ll drink a toast (NC moonshine) if they can pull it off.

I’m watching NC-11. Democrat Heath Shuler is retiring. The only reason he won was his fame and popularity as quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers. The district has bounced back and forth, but I would wager a small amount that it will turn back Republican in these times. Unemployment in the NC western mountains is as high as 14.8% (and as low as 7.6% in the only city in the district, Asheville).

I’m encouraged that Republicans control NY-9. Strange days indeed.

Done!

Windbag, I’m from Texas and in western NC until just before the elections. I keep emailing Romney’s campaign to advertise on Greenville/Spartanburg and Asheville television, since they’ll not only hit SC AND NC voters, but also LOTS of FLORIDA snowbirds and the odd Texas and Tennessee voters. Don’t know if they’re listening!!!!!!

    Yes, those SC stations are considered the local stations in western NC. I would guess that eastern Georgia picks up those stations, too.

    Even my sis-in-law, who is a public school teacher acknowledges that the reason NC has remained a relatively prosperous place is that it: a) is a right-to-work state and b) has a balanced-budget requirement.

    If the average voter understood basic economics…math even…it wouldn’t be close. Big if.

P.S. To Windbag, I went to Biltmore Park to see the movie “2016” when it first came out and there was half a theatre full of people (a few young ones) at 12:50 on a MONDAY and a line waiting for the next show. I was encouraged that that many people would show up in the middle of the day on an off-day.

Windbag- the makeup was changed here with redistricting, I think it is something like 51-49 R. The big issue is that Raleigh messed with the grass roots here by specifically drawing the district to get rouser over pantano. They got what they desired but it probably allows McIntyre to stay. I hope not but that is what I am seeing.

    traye, I didn’t look into it deeply enough to determine whether Fort Bragg is in the district or not. That should push it further toward Republicans, if it is.

“Which of these polls to believe is ultimately up to you. But I think one need only look to the Democratic party to determine the validity of the Rouzer campaign’s poll. Would they really be pouring cash into a Congressional race where their guy is up by 19 points? More importantly, would they be diverting funds from other races to this one if the margin was so wide?”

Well, both polls could be wrong, I suppose, but this is an important point – the disconnect between Dem claims and Dem actions.

We see the same thing on the national level. We are told Obama has pulled ahead by 10 pts in Ohio, game over. Oh, really? If that’s true, then why is Obama campaigning and spending so much there?

2010 was the biggest GOP wave since the 1930s. How can anyone argue that things have improved so much for the Dems since then that they are now on the ascendancy, about to ride their own wave in November. Preposterous. Turnout for general elections are always much higher than for midterms. Obama is going down, with a landslide quite possible.

As for my NC, McCrory (R) is up 52/39 over Gov Perdue’s (D)handmaiden, Lt Gov Walt Dalton (D) (In NC, you could be Lt Gov for 50 years and still walk the streets unrecognized).

I think there will be a much higher incidence of straight ticket voting come November. Romney’s unneeded coattails will give McCrory a landslide, and in turn will take out McIntyre.

[…] GOP is outspending McIntyre at a rate of 2-1, eve with recent DCCC funds pouring in. McIntyre has been in NC-07 since 1997 and seemingly has gotten very comfortable there. […]

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