I’m sorry but these congressional campaign committees should stay away from primary battles. We saw what happened in NY-23 a few weeks ago, but the DSCC apparently didn’t:
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is leading other candidates in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate by a wide margin.
Marshall is the choice of 42 percent of voters in a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling. Chapel Hill lawyer Kenneth Lewis has 7 percent and unofficial candidate and Lexington lawyer Cal Cunningham has 5 percent. There’s plenty of room to grow: 45 percent of poll respondents were undecided, according to the survey of 667 likely Democratic primary voters that was conducted Nov. 23-24.
The poll may prove helpful to Marshall, who is still trying to convince the national Democratic establishment that she is worth the investment of the millions of dollars it would take to defeat Republican Sen. Richard Burr. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee unsuccessfully lobbied U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge of Lillington to run for the seat.
The committee is now lobbying Cunningham, who previously announced he would not run, to reconsider.
So the DSCC is ignoring the will of the people and that could end up costing them a potential pickup as North Carolina’s only Republican Senator, Richard Burr, is in a vulnerable position. Perhaps it’s time to stop sending money to the DSCC until they learn their lesson and let the people make the decisions, especially the people of their own party.