2008 Raining Money on Reichert
posted by October 22 at 13:27 PMon
Via TPM, word that the National Republican Congressional Committee has laid down serious cash to defend eastside Republican Congressman Dave Reichert against the challenge from Democrat Darcy Burner:
The NRCC, which has held on to its much smaller war chest until the home stretch of the campaign, spent $4.1 million, with the biggest payment going for over $450,000 to defend Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA).
So, for comparison, what did the DCCC spend to help the Burner campaign over the same period?
I have a call in to DCCC to find out, but I’m pretty sure it’s not as much as the RNCC spent to help Reichert—the same TPM report says the DCCC’s biggest expenditure was $450,000 to help defeat a Republican in North Carolina.