Guest posted by Bytor
Earlier in the year, national Democrats considered Ohio their firewall against midterm losses in the House of Representatives. The markets to receive the largest allocation of DCCC funds were all here in the Buckeye State. The GOP targeted House members like Mary Jo Kilroy, Steve Driehaus and John Boccieri as primary seats needed to take back Congress, and the Dems responded by heavily supporting these candidates from the start. They promised Kilroy and Driehaus their maximum support.
Now, they have completely abandoned Kilroy and Driehaus. Even the DCCC knows they are gone. They have fallen back and retrenched to save "safer" seats like Charlie Wilson and Zack Space, by shifting the money to those races instead. Is it going to work? Will the GOP wave take only 3 Ohio Dem seats, or as many as 5 or 6?
New polling released by the NRCC today indicates that even these safer Democrat held seats are extremely vulnerable. Two Ohio races were featured.
The first shows Mary Jo Kilroy down 51-39 to Steve Stivers. Not real big news. When both parties pulled funding from this one, everyone knew it was over. Goodbye, Mary Jo.
The other Ohio race in the polling shows Charlie Wilson tied with Bill Johnson, 40-40. Both parties have shifted money to this race. Wilson is stuck at 40% support, and this is without ANY coverage of his recently discovered pattern of abuse and extreme cruelty against his ex-wife. (Hello, Ohio media?) 40% is not a good spot for an incumbent to be in this year. Just ask Ted Strickland.
Granted, these are GOP-commissioned polls, so can be taken with a grain of salt. But they do show results similar to other polls taken independently. The big red wave is coming to Ohio. The only question, is how massive it will be. Election night should be a fun one for Ohio Republicans.
P.S. I know it's not Ohio related, but seeing the repugnant Alan Grayson being beaten 46-30 made my morning.