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PoliticsHow do you know the Democrat campaign committees are becoming irrelevant? Because they’re trying so hard to tell you they’re not. Take the most recent e-mail from the DSCC. From the very first line, they’re trying to convince you they matter.

Let me tell you why the DSCC is so important.

Any letter that starts with me explaining why I am a viable concern automatically undercuts my credibility. I’m on life support and begging you not to pull the plug. Only I can save you… really… I promise…

Only the DSCC is watching every race every day to make sure our Democratic Senate candidates have the resources they need to fight back. Unlike our opponents, the DSCC cannot and will not simply depend on corporate special interests to counter the Republican fundraising advantage. (emphasis mine)

Maybe their irrelevance is based on their odd grammatical problems. Seriously, why would your opponents (the GOP) depend on special interests to counter the Republican (their own) message?

Full text of this ridiculous e-mail…

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Let me tell you why the DSCC is so important.

In state after state, the latest poll numbers show that our Democratic Senate candidates are in a strong position for November. Not a single Democratic incumbent is trailing in the polls. On top of that, we have Democratic challengers leading Republican incumbents in four states: Missouri, Montana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

The bottom line is that we can win in November and elect a Democratic Senate that will put a stop to George Bush’s extreme agenda. But it won’t be easy.

Despite those winning poll numbers, we’re still facing an uphill battle. Every single Republican incumbent senator holds a significant campaign fundraising advantage over our Democratic challengers. It’s no surprise, since our Republican opponents can rely on their special interest friends for so much campaign money. Currently, Republican Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania has more than $4 million more in campaign money to spend than Democrat Bob Casey.

In Montana, Republican Conrad Burns has relied on his K Street cronies to build a $2 million advantage over both his Democratic challengers — combined. Democrat Claire McCaskill leads in the latest polls but trails Republican incumbent Jim Talent in campaign cash on hand by more than $4 million. Even Katherine Harris in Florida recently announced that she would be spending $10 million of her own money in her bid to defeat Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson.

You and I both know that the Republicans will use their special interest wealth to saturate the airwaves in these key states with TV ads that will allow them to distort the truth and to frame the debate. In Ohio, where Republican incumbent Mike DeWine has $2 million more to spend than Democrat Sherrod Brown, DeWine is planning a large ad buy so he can deliver his Republican-stamped talking points directly to the voters.

Washington Republican insurance executive Mike McGavick is trying to unseat Democrat Maria Cantwell, and he has already begun barraging the state with TV commercials distorting his record of layoffs and benefit cuts for workers under his watch as CEO of Safeco insurance. Vermont Republican Rich Tarrant and Nebraska Republican Pete Ricketts have both funneled resources from their vast personal fortunes into TV ads aimed at simply boosting their name recognition.

It’s the DSCC’s job to level this playing field. Only the DSCC is watching every race every day to make sure our Democratic Senate candidates have the resources they need to fight back. Unlike our opponents, the DSCC cannot and will not simply depend on corporate special interests to counter the Republican fundraising advantage. Ultimately, the bulk of our campaign budget comes directly from committed Democrats like you. That’s why your support for our end-of-quarter fundraising goal is so important.

I know that we can beat Rick Santorum and Katherine Harris in November, but it won’t be easy. The Republicans will use their fundraising advantages to distort the truth and to frame the debate. However, with your dedicated support, the DSCC will be there every step of the way to make sure our candidates can compete on a level playing field.

It won’t be easy, but I know we can do it.

Sincerely,

J.B. Poersch
Executive Director



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Written by Michael Turk