It made big news recently when the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced it was pulling its ads out of Kentucky, where Alison Lundergan Grimes had been thought to have a good shot at knocking off incumbent Republican and Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell.
Now the DSCC has announced it’s going back on the air there. Both Hillary and Bill Clinton have recently visited the state to campaign on behalf of Grimes.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is jumping back into the Kentucky Senate race after stopping its TV ad buy last week.A DSCC official confirmed the committee plans to spend another $650,000 on TV to bolster Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).
At this point in an election year it can sometimes be difficult to understand what’s truly happening on the ground. Democrats may indeed be re-thinking the race, believing Grimes has a shot. At the same time, it could also be simply a distraction meant to keep Republicans off balance in terms of how they deploy any last minute resources and ad dollars.
One further complication in Kentucky is that several major Democrat donors very much wanted to beat McConnell. If they voices significant displeasure at the DSCC for having given up too soon, it’s conceivable that they’d go back in with what’s a somewhat limited buy to appease them.