GOP reveals midterm blueprint

The GOP blueprint for winning control of the House is rapidly coming into focus, with the National Republican Congressional Committee readying a $22 million TV ad blitz aimed at a handful of powerful, long-serving incumbents and several dozen of the most junior members of the Democratic majority.

POLITICO has learned that the Republican campaign arm will invest in 40 districts around the nation in its first wave of television commercial reservations – a target list that ranges from powerful veterans such as Budget Committee Chairman Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.) and Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas), an Appropriations Committee cardinal, to endangered freshmen legislators including Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), Rep. Betsy Markey (D-Colo.), and Rep. Harry Teague (D-N.M.).

The reservations, which were confirmed to POLITICO by several senior party officials familiar with the buy, provide the clearest snapshot yet of the GOP’s strategy for erasing the 39-seat Democratic advantage in the House—an approach that is contingent on picking off a large number of Democrats elected in 2006 and 2008, in addition to a handful of longtime incumbents.

Full Story: GOP reveals midterm blueprint – Alex Isenstadt – POLITICO.com


  • Major_Skidmark

    The Plan:
    Stand back and let the DEMs implode.

  • senatormark4

    Stupid? Really? Yes. They still haven’t developed a set of policies that they feel comfortable about supporting. “We’re NOT Democrats!” is a plan that has a half-life of exactly two years. They really could smash liberalism but they don’t really dislike it, they just wish more of the loot went in their friend’s direction. Just more spending of money trying to influence the “little people” while they only listen to the large donors. I fear for our country.

  • rainmaker1145

    Stupid is as stupid does. The GOP has the chance of a lifetime to destroy liberalism and the progressive movement for a generation and they just keep flopping around with stupid ads that waste money. They are spending $22 million on this fiasco and they could have spend a quarter of it on a single national issue run that would destroy the Democrats every bit as effectively as the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth ad campaign (that only took $250,000 to launch) mashed Kerry to the floor and ended his career.

    What a bunch of losers. This just has to be intentional. They must like being where they are and really don’t care. That is the only explanation that fits if we are to believe that mental retardation is not a GOP headquarters epidemic.

  • riverrat

    I wish the republicans would concentrate more on Sharon Angles’ race. She has a good chance of losing to reid if she doesn’t get help soon.

  • theslowrider

    This is excellent timing! Finally!

  • Major_Skidmark

    All the REPs have to do is play the video of the DEMs at the town halls showing utter contempt for the voters. Joe Stark is a goldmine.