This little blurb from Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) email thingie caught my eye:
MASTERS DEGREE — McConnell’s powerful Senate Leadership Fund is pulling all of its advertising reservations in Arizona, “confident that other outside conservative groups will make up much of the difference for Republican nominee BLAKE MASTERS,” Axios’ Josh Kraushaar reports. And right on cue, CNBC’s Brian Schwartz reported on Tuesday afternoon that GOP megadonor PETER THIEL is planning a fundraiser at his L.A. mansion for Masters next week.
I don’t know how to read that other than amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell thinks it is a lost cause (Pro-Tip: never say “Lost Cause” to a Republican unless you want to hear a teary rendition of Dixie).
The spending cuts — which slash all of the super PAC’s remaining ad investments in Arizona — are another blow to a GOP candidate who has been significantly outraised by his Democratic opponent and outmatched on the airwaves. The super PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund (SLF), also cut $8 million in Senate ads in Arizona last month, delaying its entry into the race to October — and stoking some GOP alarm in a state long seen as a top Republican pickup opportunity…
…But the SLF has yet to pull out of New Hampshire, where the GOP nominee, Don Bolduc, is polling well behind Democratic incumbent Sen. Maggie Hassan. This week, the SLF spent more than $3 million in Georgia, $2.4 million in New Hampshire and about $2 million in Nevada.
Yeah, that sounds like cutting bait and running to me.