Carol Shea-Porter has a top-notch ground operation, but has been unable (due partiially to money and partially to demographics) to get within the striking distance required for that organization to matter.
That may have just changed:
The Democrats see victory well within reach in the 2nd District. Smith says that after seeing his numbers, they may re-think their hands-off strategy in the 1st District “if they have any money left.”
Meanwhile, the DCCC has broadcast ads for Hodes and against Bass hitting NH from every side. From the Union Leader:
The Status has learned that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Tuesday upped its television ad buy on behalf of 2nd District candidate Hodes from the previously reported $315,000 to – ready? – $1.1 million.
With the additional $800,000, the DCCC is buying more ad time on WMUR and is adding Boston television. The DCCC is also spending $80,000 on Vermont television that reaches northern and western parts of the state for a grand total of $1.189 million.
Look further down in that article though and you will see the world’s sweetest lines:
Recent internal GOP polling has Bass trailing Hodes by 2 to 5 percent. That, folks, is a dead heat.
For those of you wondering why Bass has been losing it these last weeks, let me just say, mystery solved.
Cross-posted at NH-02 Progressive