The Media Finally Catches On That Democrats Are Running The Better Senate Campaigns



Don’t look now, but even the mainstream corporate controlled media are catching on that Democrats are running more effective Senate campaigns than Republicans.

The megaphone of mainstream, The New York Times tells Democrats what they already knew,

It may look right now that Democrats are at a disadvantage in the fight for the Senate, but the party in recent weeks appears to be benefiting from running the more effective campaigns.

Democrats have an edge on the air with ads, with one notable exception, and a significant advantage on the ground contacting voters in some of the year’s most crucial contests, according to the most recent wave of data from The New York Times/CBS News/YouGov online panel.


According to the polling, Democrats have an advantage on the ground in Michigan, Colorado, North Carolina, and Kansas. Democrats are fighting Republicans to a draw on the mostly red state turf of Iowa, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Georgia. Four of the five states listed above voted for Mitt Romney.

Democrats have invested their money into getting boots on the ground in key Senate races. For years, Democrats have been out organizing Republicans. The Republican reliance of dark money and television ads is being defeated by good old grassroots organizing. A thirty-second ad is no substitute for physically contacting voters. Democrats also have a bigger base of small donors, and those donors vote.

The same voter mobilization efforts that won two elections for Barack Obama are being successfully applied to Senate races around the country. Republicans may have more money, thanks to right-wing billionaires, but Democrats have a better organization.

If Democrats can use their superior skills to reverse the trend of declining midterm turnout on the left, the result will be a Democratically controlled Senate, and a party that will be in position to take back the House majority in 2016.

Republicans have the Koch dollars, but Democrats have the numbers. If Democratic efforts to get out the vote are effective, the GOP will wake up to another election defeat on November 5.

17 Replies to “The Media Finally Catches On That Democrats Are Running The Better Senate Campaigns”

  1. Yeah, finally. The midterms belong to the Democrats. The Republicans do not know how to run a ground game and they have not kept up with modern technology. The Pony Express is no more.

  2. Pony Express? In 2008, I received snail mails from the McCain campaign designed to look like real, genuine, urgent, emergency telegrams!, while the Democrats were mastering email, social media and other 21st century communications.

  3. The only thing that worries me is that democrats will listen to the Mark Penns of the world and chase the never seen so called centrist.

    Talk like a republican then you will lose to that republican. Stand up for our DEMOCRATIC values then you will win. Just ask Hillary

  4. The current GOP THIS is based on a pyramid of fallacies: trickle down economics, social Darwinism, everyone who isn’t a millionaire is stupid/lazy, black people on welfare cause the national debt, war is good–social services are bad, tax cuts for the wealthy and job cuts for the middle class make t“he economy grow, pollution equals progress. Can a political party be more out of touch?”
    The GOP spends more time trying to attack the executive branch than fixing the economy and creating jobs WE MUST CONTINUE TO VOTE THEM OUT LOCALLY AND FEDERALLY INCLUDING JUDGES IN 2014 AND 2016. WE MUST VOTE IN PEOPLE THAT WILL CREATE JOBS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE..if your county dog catcher is a republican VOTE THEM OUT

  5. The more democrats in office no matter what level of government, the better the common citizen will be and the safer from attack by the rich they will be. Vote BLUE and keep it BLUE for me and for YOU. We’ve had enough of the rich taking all the money in tax cuts and reduced benefits for us.

  6. I have voted my entire adult life. And never more than once. I have certainly wondered many times if my vote was being counted. Any voter fraud I have ever seen in 78 years has been done by repugs. We had a good example show up this week of the typical republican in NC. He is from Tupelo Mississippi. Moved to Fayetteville. Rich but getting medicaid. I haven’t seen any talk of any indictments for stealing tax payers money though.
    Sometimes I wonder if the state has a secret code painted on the Welcome to NC signs inviting all dishonest carpet baggers into the state. The Koch’s will run them for office if they are bad enough.

  7. I am getting more than a little offended by the FLOOD of ads for Thom Tillis on this site. A few I shrugged off as “Money Talks”. But TWO in every article?
    I know EXACTLY what Thom Tillis is.

    I clicked on the tiny X up in the top right corner. It isn’t easy to see, it has been almost blacked out. I see the ads have come from Google?? I was too angry to try to check it out after days of being bombarded with this BS.

  8. I’d really appreciate if the person who gave a “no way” to Daniel’s comment would explain to us why you think his list if fallacies is incorrect. I agree wholeheartedly with him, and am very curious to hear from the person who apparently lives in the right wing noise machine bubble.

  9. Don’t wait for it they are cowards. We have a few CONS who will debate you and don’t give up and down votes.

  10. I fear Joni Ernst is going to beat Bruce Braley here in Iowa. I contacted his office, suggested a bumper sticker / t-shirt slogan:

    Joni Ernst is a Koch Whore

    or, softer —

    Joni Ernst is addicted to Koch

    Still waiting to hear back from them. No guts, no glory.

  11. Oh SHIT!!!!!!
    What might have been
    NBC Heavily Pursued Jon Stewart To Host ‘Meet The Press’

    Before choosing Todd, NBC News president Deborah Turness held negotiations with Jon Stewart about hosting Meet the Press, according to three senior television sources with knowledge of the talks. One source explained that NBC was prepared to offer Stewart virtually “anything” to bring him over. “They were ready to back the Brink’s truck up,” the source said. A spokesperson for NBC declined to comment. James Dixon, Stewart’s agent, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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