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New Campaign Deepens Ties Between Schumer and 4 Senate Dem Candidates

Claire McCaskill, Joe Donnelly, Kyrsten Sinema, and Phil Bredesen are about to benefit from Chuck Schumer's allies in a big way.

By NTK Staff | 07.26.2018 @10:00am
New Campaign Deepens Ties Between Schumer and 4 Senate Dem Candidates

Allies of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are about to spend big money – on top of their existing investments around the country – to elect four Democrats in red states this fall.

Some allies of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-TN) may be cheering Senate Majority PAC (SMP)’s rollout of a $20-million “voter-mobilization campaign ahead of the midterm elections.”

The investments will also serve as a reminder to voters, though, that these candidates’ fates are tied closely to the divisive Schumer.

The New York Times reported on SMP’s campaign on Thursday (emphasis ours):

Senate Majority PAC, the principal “super PAC” supporting Democratic efforts to capture the chamber, intends to steer at least $20 million into the voter-mobilization campaign ahead of the midterm elections, officials with the group confirmed. The program, which follows a similar — successful — Democratic effort in Alabama last year, underscores the degree to which outside groups that can take massive donations have supplanted the traditional role of political parties.

The initiative by Senate Majority PAC will span more than a dozen states where Senate seats are at stake, but it is to focus on four states above all: Missouri and Indiana, where endangered Democrats are seeking re-election, and Arizona and Tennessee, where strong Democratic challengers are running for open seats currently held by Republicans.

SMP is run by a close ally of Schumer. It goes without saying, but SMP’s goal of turning the Senate majority over to Democrats would benefit Schumer more than most other Americans, given he would likely become majority leader.

But Schumer, the New York liberal who has made opposing President Trump the linchpin of his agenda, may not be such a popular brand in four states where Trump beat Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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