Monday, October 11, 2010

DCCC cancels Driehaus ads against Steve Chabot, the next Congressman from Ohio's 1st District

This is the latest ad from Steve Chabot and why constituents of the 1st District are saying 'NO' to Dreihaus, the current Representative and are going to return Steve Chabot to Congress:

The Cincinnati Enquirer blog released that the DNCC was canceling Driehaus ad buy which doesn't shock us as Steve Chabot has pulled ahead and keeps gaining in this race for Ohio District 1. What it does tell us that the National Democrat fundraising arm is not doing all that well with money to pull $275,000 for ads out of this race to send elsewhere.  Looks like to most people the Democrats have thrown in the towel on Driehaus no matter how much they try to spin.

The reason is that Democrats need more money is they now have to defend seats they never thought would be a problem like Barney Frank's race in MA, Sanchez sisters in CA, Charles Rangel in NY, and others who are facing real challenges for the first time in years.

You can reliably chalk up Ohio's Congressional District 1 as a win for Republican Steve Chabot on November 2nd as Cincinnati returns to 'Red' status and sends Chabot back to Congress who will vote for the people of Cincinnati not for Obama/Pelosi!

DCCC cancels Driehaus ads

Posted by cweiser October 11th, 2010, 12:50 pm

Both Hotline and the Rothenberg Political Report are reporting today that the national Democratic party is pulling the plug on ads for Rep. Steve Driehaus in his nationally watched battle against former Rep. Steve Chabot.

“ …It is difficult to read the cancellations as anything other than the Committee’s decision to write off the Driehaus race,” writes Stu Rothenberg. “The DCCC could reverse course and re-purchase the time, of course, but it would then pay a higher rate.”

According to Rothenberg, this means at least $275,000 in local ads for Driehaus won’t get aired.

Ryan Rudominer of the DCCC tells reporter Malia Rulon that the party cancelled some TV ad purchases in Ohio’s 1st District, but said that it doesn’t mean they are pulling out of the race, which they still see as extremely competitive. He said it’s common practice for the DCCC to schedule TV time early so that they can lock in lower rates. The decision to cancel time in Greater Cincinnati is just one of many adjustments the party is making nationwide, he said.

Driehaus spokesman Tim Mulvey said: “We understand that the DCCC made this move after the NRCC did the same in this race. The DCCC continues to support our estimable field operation.”

NRCC spokesman Tory Mazzola said there is no truth to the claim that the Republicans have cancelled TV ad time in Greater Cincinnati.

“At the end of the day, Democrats see that Steve Driehaus has little chance of winning, if any, and that’s why they have pulled out of the race,” he said, explaining that that voters are not happy with Driehaus’ record of higher taxes and supporting President Barack Obama’s health care plan.

“No amount of political spending from Washington can spin that into a positive record,” he said.

Chabot said the fact that the DCCC has cancelled TV spots in Greater Cincinnati is good news.

“It clearly is a sign that they are kind of acknowledging that Mr. Driehaus is history,” he said, adding: “We’re not going to run our race any differently though. We’re not taking anything for granted.”

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