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by Anonymousreply 1011/21/2020

I contributed but am I the only person who worries that all this may backfire? There was an article in the Times about Mainers who resented all the out-of-state money and anti-Collins advertising and ended up splitting the ticket and voting for Biden and Collins.

From the linked article:

“It was like being a local in Woodstock in 1969,” said Dan Shea, a professor of government at Colby College. “When it first started, it was exciting and fun, but by the end, it was muddy and dirty. My guess is that there were diminishing returns by September.”

Targeted spending on advertising does, of course, work in some cases. Mark Kelly, the Democratic Senate candidate in Arizona, was buoyed by $38.7 million in donations in the last three months of the race, and defeated Martha McSally, the Republican incumbent, in a traditionally conservative state.

But Maine offers an example of how a nationalized, big-money effort can backfire. Maine’s media market is tiny and the cost of advertising so low that the campaigns were hard-pressed to spend the money they had.

As a result, viewers were flooded with advertisements starting in the spring, accusing Ms. Collins of selling out to special interests or caving to Mr. Trump. And that spending — perceived as coming from outside the state — did not sit well with many Mainers.

“If you pump $100 million in here, you’re trying to buy the election,” said David Libby, 65, a boilermaker from Rumford.

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by Anonymousreply 111/21/2020

Agreed, R1. And that's esp., true with those white idiots down south. They have no problem with Perdue and Loeffler being corrupt as hell, they have no problem with them using their offices as money-making schemes off a pandemic killing people, but don't you dare be a "Yankee" who contributes $10 to see these corrupt people out of office.

by Anonymousreply 211/21/2020

Democrats don't put nearly enough focus on the Legislative Branch or other down ballot races. They could do so much more with Congress and State Houses, but we can't seem to shake the tunnel vision on the White House.

by Anonymousreply 311/21/2020

Sounds like the wrong message and wrong campaign in Maine.

by Anonymousreply 411/21/2020

[quote]Democrats don't put nearly enough focus on the Legislative Branch

What's the Legislative branch? Y'all need some lernin'. It's "The House, the Senate and executive.: DUH.

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by Anonymousreply 511/21/2020

Ok r1 so let’s allow right wing cash to POUR into GA but no liberal cash, because it “might backfire.” Is there an academy award for concern trolling?

by Anonymousreply 611/21/2020

I hope the two Democrats win because if not, nothing is going to get done and I might have to start whoring again to make ends meet.

by Anonymousreply 711/21/2020

The Presidency is actually very important due to the growth of presidential power since WWII. The president can get a lot done very quickly and has a national and international presence unmatched by anyone in the world. Democrats need to stop saying "Democrats are always wrong about x, y and z." Joe Biden just won more votes than anyone in the history of presidential elections. There is obviously a lot of party discipline because you see very few links from Biden's team or from Pelosi's. Obviously there's room for improvement but the handwringing comes across like some first year college student trying to find a hot take to impress his professor.

by Anonymousreply 811/21/2020

As if out-of-state dark money didn't flood into Maine to support that evil hag, r1.

by Anonymousreply 911/21/2020

Contributory bump

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