DSCC Goes Dark in Kentucky

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has gone dark in Kentucky, where the party is targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. After a significant investment in support of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC had not reserved time for the final three weeks of the race and, as of today, is no longer on the air. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) "The DSCC has now spent more than 2 million in Kentucky and continues to make targeted investments in the ground game while monitoring the race for future investments, but is currently not on the air in the state," a DSCC official told CQ Roll Call. McConnell has held small but consistent leads in nearly every recent public poll. As it seeks to keep Republicans from picking up six seats and the Senate majority, the DSCC's independent expenditure unit may see a better opportunity in Georgia, where it just purchased significant advertising time. The Kentucky Senate race is rated Leans Republican by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call. Related Stories: Independents Could Control Power in Senate McConnell: My Job Is to Protect Coal Jobs, Not Speculate on Global Warming (Audio) Why Senate Attendance Attacks Are Usually Bogus (Video) Grimes Campaign Used Vehicles Owned By Family Business Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.
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