The Cycle Isn’t Over Yet
RNC, Republican Campaigns sending hundreds of staffers to the battle in the Bayou.
Republicans walloped Democrats on Tuesday night, gaining control of the Senate and substantial pickups on the state and local level—but national groups aren’t even close to calling it a day.
The NRSC and RNC are currently organizing staff from across the country for a mass deployment to Louisiana to help resolve December’s runoff election for U.S. Senate between incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu, and breakthrough challenger Bill Cassidy. Neither Cassidy nor Landrieu managed to secure the votes of a majority of Louisianans, and national groups are counting on the volunteer efforts of seasoned campaign staff and operatives to secure the election for Cassidy.
From this morning’s RNC e-mail blast:
We had great, historic Republican victories on Election Day.
But here’s the deal: there is still ONE key Senate seat left to win — Louisiana.
Only 1% – just 16,400 votes – separated the Democrat incumbent from the Republican frontrunner in the Louisiana Senate race on Tuesday. And now they’re in a neck-and-neck runoff race.
This weekend, the RNC is sending hundreds of our staffers into Louisiana. We must secure ONE more seat to strengthen our newly won Senate majority, so we can stop President Obama’s radical agenda and enact pro-jobs, pro-growth policies.
President Obama and Senate Democrats are not happy about Tuesday’s results. They are pouring in resources to hold onto this final seat and keep liberal Senator Mary Landrieu in office.
The RNC is ready for the challenge — but we need you to stand with us one more time.
This is good for our numbers in the Senate, and for Republican morale in general.
I think a lot of activists have had legitimate concerns with the priorities of national groups like the RNC, but this sort of deployment allows the RNC to put its money where its mouth is while at the same time building goodwill with local groups in Louisiana.
I’ll be participating in the deployment, alongside the rest of my campaign team, and I look forward to using our experience on the ground to beat Democrats in a state that served as a battleground not only between political parties, but between factions of the Republican party.
This is our opportunity to show national Democrats that Republicans can and will stick together to increase our majority and our chances of passing conservative legislation onto the President’s desk. We’re looking at another month of phone calls, knocks, and outreach events, but when that hard work pays off in December, we’ll be able to rest easy knowing that we did everything we could to gain one more seat in a midterm victory that almost nobody believed was possible.
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Didn’t I hear today that the DNC pulled all their advertising money from Mary Landrieu for the runoff?
Don’t be misled by that.
They had reserved a bunch of time early to avoid paying super-premium prices for the runoff, but the rates have fallen with Landrieu’s chances. They can still come in at any time, there isn’t much competition for the limited political TV time now.
Not to mention LA Democrats are well-versed in stealing. Elections are among their favorites.
I feel bad for poor Mary. In the interests of bipartisanship, “social justice,” “fairness,” and all that other stuff that leftists like Mary pretend to believe in, I’m going to volunteer to write a campaign commercial script for her, at no charge:
“Hi, Louisiana voters. I’m Mary Landrieu and I’m running for U.S. Senate. I think you folks are all a bunch of racist and sexist rubes, and I find you so loathsome and offensive to my elitist sensibilities that I don’t even own a home in Louisiana. In fact, I try to spend as little time here with you backwards hicks as possible. So please vote for me to be your Senator, so that I can continue to live in my expensive mansion in Washington, D.C., among my elitist peers who share my undisguised contempt for you bigots. I’m Mary Landrieu and I approved this message.”
Hope that helps you get all the votes you deserve, Mary!
It would be a miracle for Landrieu to win. Rob Maneses, the tea party favorite, pulled votes away from Cassidy. There is enough anti Democratic sentiment here that Landrieu will not get any of those votes. The only thing that saved her in the last election was her work helping the oil industry. But the administration’s animosity to oil producers has sunk any good will that can be extended to Landrieu.
From what I saw, Maneses pulled 15% from Cassidy, 2 others pulled another 3 or 4%. Only about 3% was pulled from Landrieu.
Didn’t Landrieu say something nasty about LA voters during the campaign that will come back to haunt her?
Yes, and it’s on LI somewhere. She said, in desperation for black turn-out, that the South hadn’t always been kind to blacks and women. The gist was she was trying to conjure Jim Crow fears in the minds of blacks if they didn’t get out and vote for her.
Yes. She accused them of having voted for her in the past.
How nasty is THAT ?
If Rob Maness doesn’t step up and support Cassidy at this point, I hope his career is over.
The important thing now is to defeat Landrieu and send her back to her parents house. And if Maness can’t figure that out he’s not qualified to be dog-catcher.
I am amazed that Maness has not stepped forward and offered his support for Cassidy. You are right in that if he doesn’t he is finished as a political force within the TEA party or Republican party. Landrieu has to go no matter his beliefs.
He never had a chance. If LA had normal primaries, he would have been a flash in the pan, Cassidy would have whipped him 2 or 3-1.
But out of state ‘conservatives’ knew better. Sarah Palin and Mark Levin both endorsed his Quixotic run, which brought him out of state donations to stay in.
And now he hasn’t endorsed? What a pathetic loser.
Nice going, Sarah & Mark!
Interrupting with other news, here’s some info on what’s happening in the Alaska senate race: