National Democrats with big money usually become involved in a congressional race through an organization known as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC. The Republicans have their own version of this, known as the RCCC, and that group began spending large sums of money, over half a million bucks statewide, on negative ads against Rob Quist the day after Quist was nominated, ads calling Quist a leftist, a hated Democrat and on and on.
Hard hitting, dishonest, but possibly effective and with money behind it. Gianforte has his own ads on TV, a million bucks worth telling voters how wonderful he is and how he’s definitely a Montanan….
On the other side? The DCCC is nowhere to be found, nor does Quist yet have enough money to run ads of his own apparently, because there are none on TV. That’s a major problem. It means that the Quist campaign is not on the radar of the folks with the big dough in DC. And that means it’s tough to be competitive.
Things were not made better this weekend when national democrats downplayed the relevance of Quist’s campaign, expressing hesitance about Quist’s campaign and denying that Quist is doing something of national importance. The complete opposite should have been said, because Quist can raise money if his campaign is national in scope.
Where is the DCCC and why don’t they care about Quist?
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