DCCC steps back from AZ

The DCCC is dialing down their commitment to Arizona and to the 3 Amigos who are in very vulnerable districts in the state. Read more about their retreat in this Hotline story by Reid Wilson. The explanation given by the DCCC is strangely suspicious, mostly because it is false. They are pulling out of AZ 5 because the strength of Harry Mitchell’s campaign? The situation on the ground is the opposite. The most recent poll showed Mitchell down 6 points. The article also said the Democrats feel good about Giffords because she is ahead in the polling. Since when is 46-46 ahead?

The Republicans struck back today. The NRCC put up an ad in CD 1 and Schweikert and Kelly also went on the air with their own ads. Take a look at all 3 right here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtC5c2iEuGU

Comments

  1. While this may look great on paper, it doesn’t say they are pulling out of cd-5. They are just evaluating how much they want to spend there… There reserved $1.2 million! So if they pull out 1/3 that’s still means they will spend 800k… That’s not exactly chump change… Schweikert still needs to campaign hard!

  2. Opps it should say “they reserved”

    But its important we work hard! Especially with the schweikert campaigns mistake with his first commercial being illegal.

  3. Also I think the NRCC against Kirkpatrick is by far the best of the 3. Really solid ad.

  4. The reason why more money isn’t being spent by the DCCC is because things are going better than expected in CD-5 for a variety of reasons. Mitchell’s ads are making Schweikerts campaign not gain any momentum….also not to mention the fact that more and more people are finding out how much of a sleaze David Schweikert is by taking foreclosed homes from families and breaking the law which is turning people off from David. Mitchell’s campaign is benefiting from David’s stupidity and sleaze.

  5. Former Dem Laura says

    I love how the Mitchell gremlins spread mud because that’s all they got!

  6. Steve Calabrese says

    Hey Nicole,

    What families has David taken homes from?

    David’s business buys homes that are for SALE. He also buys PROPERTIES THAT HAVE BEEN FORECLOSED ON. He does not foreclose himself.

    You seem to be a Democratic plant. I certainly don’t recognize you posting on here prior to David becoming the nominee.

    Assuming that you are a Democrat, why don’t you ask Harry why he voted for TARP packages that actually ENCOURAGE banks to throw people out of their homes? David has never caused anyone to lose a home; Harry’s bizarre bank-loving legislation that gives more money to banks for throwing people out has caused thousands to lose your homes.

    Your boss is the bad guy, Nicole. He’s just terrified that the public will realize it.

  7. johnny,
    you work for the dept of veterans affairs and spend half your day blogging on sonoran alliance on government time, which is illegal.

    mitchell either appointed you, or you’re obsessed with his two-stepping liberal ways. in either instance, you should probably rename yourself “when-johnny-loves-harry” and posts in from a government computer.

    wink

    p.s. obama gonna buy me a big screen tv! paid for by congressman mitchell’s rental property income

    oh no you didn’t!

  8. just in case there was any question, to quote the great mr. leader man in the white house, “let me be clear”… mr. johnny i’m shakin my finger at you in disappointment. you are a bad man and have no shame. i wouldn’t be surprised if you are actually congressman mitchell hiding behind your johnnys.

  9. the biggest problem for mitchell is his record. and that’s a problem that likely can’t be finessed. in 2006 he didn’t have a record in congress and in 2008, he rode the cosmic wave that was obama. perhaps if the economy were better, perhaps if people didn’t have such a negative impression of the health care issue. but really, what’s a guy like mitchell supposed to do when the registration numbers of the district are against him and his signature votes – on health care and tarp – are simply out of step with the views of the majority of the voters in cd5? it’s really not much more complicated than that.

  10. Laquesha,

    I have seen 2 people make this claim I have no idea what you are talking about… How many times did this johnny post from the dept of vets affairs?

    In case you didn’t notice in another post dealing with schweikert there was some other johnny posting under the same name. So there appears to be a lot of us.

  11. Laquesha,

    I have seen 2 people make this claim I have no idea what you are talking about… How many times did this johnny post from the dept of vets affairs?

    In case you didn’t notice in another post dealing with schweikert there was some other johnny posting under the same name. So there appears to be a lot of us.

  12. Laquesha,

    I have seen 2 people make this claim I have no idea what you are talking about… How many times did this johnny post from the dept of vets affairs?

    In case you didn’t notice in another post dealing with schweikert there was some other johnny posting under the same name. So there appears to be a lot of us.

  13. “Nicole D Says:
    September 13th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    The reason why more money isn’t being spent by the DCCC is because things are going better than expected in CD-5 for a variety of reasons.”

    Really? Is that the best you can do? The DCCC might be able to sell that standard “this isn’t really a retreat” line to some people, but most of the people here understand it for what it is.

  14. Mitchell was a good little soldier for the Obamanation but his is damaged goods. Just like McCain would do when someone is no longer useful, it’s under the bus for old Harry. He will now be relegated to just a pigeon receptacle in Tempe.

  15. sorry about that posting three times my computer is pretty horrible right now

  16. johnny we understand, when you’re not using your brand-new top of the line computer at work at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, you have to use the old junker at home, which isn’t so good. Well, rest up, you’re now back at work and can spend the taxpayers’ money illegally leaving comments all day long attacking David Schweikert. Get to it! Gotta make your boss Harry Mitchell proud. Breaking the law has never stopped him before, when he stole his opponent’s campaign signs, why should it now?

  17. We love you johnny says

    Wait, I thought johnny was a heart surgeon. I think people are dying on the table right now waiting for him to finish his comments on his blogs!

    This is all I can think of when I ask myself “who’s johnny”:

    http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/whos-johnny-el-debarge/a42690d69130f89bf378a42690d69130f89bf378-165700240908?q=who's%20johnny&FORM=VIRE2

  18. Dept. of Veterans Affairs says

    I know exactly who johnny is, and if he continues doing this on government time I will name him. Keep it up johnny, I’m sure the readers of Sonoran Alliance would like to know your identity.

  19. Big Brother OBA says

    what i love is johnny’s slap-happy con during the primary that he was anything but a lib fighting for his pelosi-buddy mitchell.

    give it up drebbin. you’re swimmin with the fishes!

    johnny, you told the bloggers that you would support schweikert. because you’re not, and you’re trying to hash out the split hairs of reed adamson and his healthcare goonies, how can we believe anything you say but just a regurgitation of whatever the libs tell you to say?

    veterans affairs computers rock! way to go johnny. we’re watching you!!

  20. If Mitchell is tacitly ok with johnny using government resources to work on his campaign, then who do we report johnny to? Is there no way to stop him? It seems backwards that the very person who should be stopping him is enabling it!

  21. Big Brother OBA says

    johnny reports to rahm rambo dead fish ehmanuel

  22. Connie Concerned says

    I need something explained here? Banks foreclose on houses and take them from home owners, not David Schweikert. Banks do not fix up the houses, they sell them as is. Bank do not clean up the yards. David Schweikert buys foreclosed homes, fixes them up and rents them fairly to people that need a place to live. He improves the neighborhood the Banks do not. I would rather live in a neighborhood with well cared for rentals as oposed to vacant bank declining homes. How does that make David Schweikert a bad guy? Oh that’s right, he does this for a living and makes money at it. I am sorry, David is a small businessman and he makes a small profit. The liberal, business hating, socalist do not like that. As a by product of all this aweful economic activity David does, he creates jobs. How many private sector jobs has Harry created or any of the Democrats?

  23. Connie Concerned says

    Johnny,

    If you work at the VA, are you the one who lost my Dad’s file for 6 months (aka death panel), and then could not read a bank statement? Are you the one that declined his pension and Harry’s office would not do anything about it? I asked for help, and got nothing. You claim Schweikert is a sleaze. You and Nicole do. How sleazy a Congressman who won’t help his constituants get the medical care they are due from service in WWII. Yet Harry votes for Obamacare. When he was asked why he voted that way his answer was. His son had just lost his job and his grandson would need medical coverage. Nice Harry, take care of your family and leave the rest of us hanging out to dry. It is too late for my Dad, but it is not too late to vote Harry out. Harry does not need another pension paid for by hard working tax payers. Get a job Harry, better yet create one.

  24. Its the middle of the day and Im not posting from the VA… maybe thats because I never worked there…I would love to know who the johnny is who posted from the VA but it certainly was not me… As I said there have been quite a few people who posted as “johnny” especially when during the primary season with mccain.

    I really think you guys have me confused.

  25. Nice dog whistling there “Laquesha”.

  26. opposition research says

    It appears that “johnny” is posting on blogs from a u.s. dept. of veterans affairs computer in washington, d.c., a private university ISP and a residence in d.c.

    “johnny” pretends to be a conservative that doesn’t like mitchell on this blog, and a mitchell supporter on others.

    “johnny” – is there a former mitchell staffer that works at the VA? maybe one that has business with a university in d.c.?

  27. Opposition research,

    That first sentence was right except the VA part I have no clue who that is…

    Your 2nd statement is typical because you don’t like what I say… That’s like how everyone hates molly pitcher on here…

    And the third one is a couple questions and guesses on your part… And I have no idea…

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