I received another desperate fundraising email from Alan “Die Quickly” Grayson.
On Friday, the DC newspaper Politico reported that:
(a) “conservative outside groups” have now spent over $9 million “slamming vulnerable House Democrats,” and
(b) the total against me will reach “at least $1.7 million by the end of next week.”
Think about that. I am only one member of the U.S. House of Representatives, out of 435. I represent one-quarter of one percent of America. And yet roughly TWENTY PERCENT of spending in the entire country by these
shadowy right-wing groups has been spent to defeat . . .
I feel so proud!
I must be doing something right.
Please contribute $25, $50 or more, to help us turn the tide against this right-wing special interest tsunami.
I am no psychiatrist, but it sounds like this guy is growing increasingly unstable. Then I got my update from the Cook Political people and it sounds like Grayson is done.
October 8, 2010
Alan Grayson (D)
Lean Republican. Like a bad disease, this race is so toxic thanks to Grayson that both parties wish they could quarantine it. And House Democrats, who point to Grayson’s self-funding capabilities as an excuse not to get involved, basically can. But for now, the preponderance of evidence suggests that Grayson’s scorched earth “Taliban Dan” attacks against GOP state Sen. Dan Webster are backfiring. Editorial boards have excoriated Grayson for taking Webster’s words grossly out of context by rolling footage of Webster saying “she should submit to me,” when Webster had actually warned husbands against that advice. As one Republican noted, painting Webster as anti-woman is a curious line of attack considering Grayson referred to a lobbyist as a “K Street whore” just last year.
Webster has wisely avoided being dragged into a brawl with Grayson, almost avoiding the incumbent like he is a rabid creature, while the NRCC is up with ads calling Grayson a “national embarrassment.” Although Grayson backers say the Democrat’s off-script antics win over angry independents, boring may be better in this case. While Grayson-commissioned polling over the summer showed him in the lead while multiple third party candidates were taking a sizable double digit share of the vote, more recent internal GOP polling shows Grayson’s numbers have tanked. The antagonist Grayson is to Republicans what Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is to many Democrats. The difference is that Grayson is running for reelection in a district and political environment tilted against his party.