Thursday, November 6, 2014

The DNC Has Not Thrown Mary Landrieu to the Gators

Politico is reporting the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has canceled its advertising reservations for Sen. Mary Landrieu ahead of the December runoff in Louisiana. I Call Bullshit!

This runs counter to the information I have been able to attain. 
"The committee canceled all broadcast buys planned from Monday through Dec. 6 in the state’s five major media markets, three sources tracking the air war told POLITICO. That’s about $1.6 million worth of time. The DSCC is in the process of canceling an additional $275,000 in cable placements, according to buyer sources...."
"The National Republican Senatorial Committee, by contrast, has reserved $2.3 million of broadcast ad time over the next month."
I have contacted all five of the local North West Louisiana Television outlets as well as numerous radio stations here in the second largest media market, no one can substantiate these rumors. They say the ads are contracted and paid for. 

Mary Landrieu's voting numbers in South Louisiana remained respectable, but did very poorly in her traditionally weakest territory, North Louisiana. 

I believe ad money will be shifted to ads in the northern part of the state, and center on the only parish that Obama won outside of southern Louisiana.  In that parish (Caddo), the December runoff will also include a mayoral election in the states third largest city, pitting a Black candidate against a White candidate and assuring a heavy democrat turnout. 

Stay Tuned......