FOLLOWING MONEY IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

OOPS! National Democrats Don't Even Have Arizona Senate Race On List Of Important Races

The Democratic party may be crowing today about their chances to knock off longtime Arizona Senator John McCain, following Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick's (D-CD1) announcement of her candidacy, but the party organization dedicated to winning (and holding) Senate seats does not have the Grand Canyon state on its list of important 2016 races.


The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committe's (DSCC's) website boasts of its "great chance to reclaim the Senate majority in 2016", and highlights 12 (of the 34) races it calls "DSCC Races".  It lists several "holds" - including the very blue state of Hawaii - and a few potential "pickups";  Arizona is nowhere to be found.

In addition to this (sure-to-be-soon-corrected) gaffe, the DSCC appeared to be stretching out its holiday weekend and failed to announce any support for the Congresswoman.  Even if the DSCC is holding out its support for another Democrat, such as Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-CD9), a "welcome to the race, our candidate is going to dethrone McCain... or defeat whichever Republican is nominated" would have been expected.



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