National GOP launching massive TV ad buy in 40 congressional districts -- none in Missouri
Democrats in Missouri are abuzz over today's report inPolitico, the national online politics site, about the "$22 million TV ad blitz" soon to be launched by the National Republican Congressional Committee in 40 House districts around the country.
No Missouri House seats are among them, despite frequent national GOP assertions that U.S. Reps. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis, and Ike Skelton, D-Lexington, are among their targets.
The state Democratic Party swiftly declared that the NRCC's announcement is bad news for the two Democrats' GOP rivals: Vicky Hartzler (Skelton) and St. Louis lawyer Ed Martin (Carnahan).
No reaction yet from Martin's camp.
Martin, by the way, says he's following through tonight with the first of his three scheduled "debates'' -- hosted by ally Martin Duggan -- although Carnahan never agreed to the events and isn't showing up. (The two have agreed on two debates in September.)
This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Beacon.