President Bush won 61 percent of the vote in the district in 2004. But a poll conducted for Latta’s campaign last week showed him trailing Weirauch by four points, according to a GOP operative.Weirauch's lead quickly disappeared after this ad scared them into considering her possible ties to Hillary:
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Weirauch's extreme record on these issues, coupled with $16,000 in campaign cash that she has stashed from Washington's leading liberals and the fact that her candidacy is supported by extreme left-wing activists nationwide - the same groups working to elect Hillary Clinton President - proves that she would be nothing more than a reliable vote for liberal Democrat leadership as they try to enact their out of the mainstream agenda.
But the effect of Hillary on the ticket will be enough for a record turnout for the Conservative base just itching to vote against her. The AP reports:
The chairman of a Midwest state party called Clinton a nightmare for congressional and state legislative candidates.
A Democratic congressman from the West, locked in a close re-election fight, said Clinton is the Democratic candidate most likely to cost him his seat.
A strategist with close ties to leaders in Congress said Democratic Senate candidates in competitive races would be strongly urged to distance themselves from Clinton.
"The argument with Hillary right now in some of these red states is she's so damn unpopular," said Andy Arnold, chairman of the Greenville, S.C., Democratic Party. "I think Hillary is someone who could drive folks on the other side out to vote who otherwise wouldn't."
"Republicans are upset with their candidates," Arnold added, "but she will make up for that by essentially scaring folks to the polls."
Writes the NRCC in a release:
Rep. Chris Murphy (CT-05) is bobbing and weaving on the issue of providing driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. When asked about the issue, Murphy’s answer was reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s vague, yet troubling statement. On an issue as basic as providing legal documentation to individuals here in the country illegally, Murphy refused to take a stand.