And In The Terrible Sand Kingdom of Arizonastan

The terrible sand people of the terrible sand kingdom of Arizonastan.

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).

We now go to the WaPo to see whaddup:

A super PAC aligned with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has canceled nearly $10 million it had reserved for television ads in Arizona, an official with the group said Tuesday, pulling out of a battleground state where Republican challenger Blake Masters trails Sen. Mark Kelly (D) in the polls.

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.

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5 Responses to And In The Terrible Sand Kingdom of Arizonastan

  1. Mark Kelley is wunning lots of ads here; Blake Masters, not so much, although I’ll admit we don’t watch Faux Snooze Channel so I don’t know what they’re playing for the MAGAt’s. Nosferatu Thiel isn’t spending more on him.

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  2. As we get closer to November, watch for support for other Republican candidates to be pulled. Saving up for 2024, don’t cha know?

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    • schmice3 says:

      Big gamble. If the Dems come through on their major promises after keeping and expanding their majorities, it will be, as the great Vin Scully would say, “it’s a whole new ballgame”.


  3. Rhoda says:

    Though I haven’t lived in Arizona for 8 years, I’ve continued to support anything Gabby Giffords related, especially Mark Kelly. Their donation requests have been aggressive but am feeling vindicated! Yay!


  4. Ten Bears says:

    Isn’t enough water to make it through the winter …

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