Maybe it's because Tom Ganley can, and will, massively outspend her in the race.
Maybe it's because of the gigantic enthusiasm gap.
Maybe it's because of the overall political environment.
But one thing is for sure, the DCCC is scared of Tom Ganley.
How else do you explain their use of class warfare to attack the GOP candidate.
Ganley can, and likely will, largely self-fund his race. His success in business has provided him that opportunity.
But for some reason, creating and building a successful business is grounds for negative attacks from the Democratic party.
The DCCC even attempts to mock Ganley for owning his own plane.
Then comes this gem:
Ganley is a major supporter of police charities and regularly donates his plane to bring out-of-town family members to the funerals or bedsides of fallen local police officers, says Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Stephen Loomis.
"Don't let them beat him up too badly about having a corporate airplane because he uses it selflessly," says Loomis, whose union represents 1,600 officers. "It is unfair if they are trying to portray him as some kind of corporate, egomaniac, big money guy."
Oops. Careful attempting to pull yourself up out of that hole you dug yourself in, DCCC. Not only does Ganley utilize his plane for humanitarian purposes, but the attack has even ticked off Sutton's bread and butter - a union.
No matter how you look at it, the attack on Ganley would not happen unless the DCCC felt he was a threat. And he is a threat.
There is a wave coming in Ohio. And even Betty Sutton isn't safe.