From the first of September through Election Day, Democratic Senate candidates and their allies are poised to outspend Republicans in battleground races across the map.
This spending advantage includes Michigan ($5+ million), Colorado ($4 million), North Carolina ($4.5 million), Virginia ($3.5 million), Minnesota ($2 million), New Hampshire ($1.7 million), and Iowa ($1.6 million). Despite that spending disparity, and the barrage of some of the nastiest negative ads in recent memory, our candidates continue to fight back. They are in a position to win each of these races — especially if the spending gap shrinks.
Meanwhile, NRSC released new ads in three key battleground races today. Check 'em out:
ARKANSAS - "LOST"
Mark Pryor hasn't changed Washington; Washington changed him. Pryor campaigned on a balanced budget in 2002, he voted against a balanced budget amendment and has helped add $12 trillion to our debt. He supported a new energy tax and crippling new regulations that hurt Arkansas farmers and middle class families. After 12 years in Washington, Mark Pryor has lost his way ... It’s time for him to come home.
COLORADO - "CHAOS"
There have been no shortage of complaints (from Democrats
) about Mark Udall's single-issue, negative campaign — that the very top of the DSCC has controlled. With America’s national security threatened and facing the threat of Islamic extremists, Mark Udall is asleep at the wheel. He even boasted recently that "ISIL does not present an imminent threat to this nation." Really? Can we take that chance?
NORTH CAROLINA - "EARNED"
Kay Hagan just isn't getting it done in Washington. Many women can't think of a single thing she's accomplished in five years. As one says, "She is a nice woman, but she is not an effective senator." The contrast in this race is plain and simple: "Kay Hagan talks, Thom Tillis does."
There are 35 days to go until the 2015 Senate majority is determined. Republicans are poised to fire Harry Reid and lead the Senate.