Democrats pulled their TV advertising in Kentucky from now through election day, leaving Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes without air support from the national party, which had invested heavily in trying to unseat the Senate’s top Republican.
It’s a sign of how stretched Democrats are in defending their own turf across the country that they can no longer afford to go on offense in the marquee race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
But Grimes sources insist they’ll be fine on their own. The campaign, sources said, is flush with $4.4 million cash on hand — much more than other Democrats on the ballot this year.
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“Money is not an issue in this campaign,” a Grimes source said.
While the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is coming off the air, national Democrats are still likely to spend money on the ground in Kentucky before election day to help boost Grimes’ get out the vote operation.
Alison Grimes is fine without the DSCC sending in money and it more shows how bad Democrats are doing in other states than a vote of no confidence in Alison Grimes. Grimes campaign has enough money to stay on the air and the liberal dark money in the race won’t slow down.