Dede Scozzafava, the GOP nominee in a key upcoming House special election, is running dangerously low on campaign cash, according to several GOP sources familiar with her spending and fundraising.[…..]
“Chairman Steele hasn’t put up a cent, not even the obligatory $5,000,” said a New York-based GOP operative. “There’s been no support from the RNC. Democrats are going all out for this race. Everyone’s in the same direction.”
My guess is that the teabag wing of the party wants the RNC to stay out, because it prefers third-party whack job Doug Hoffman in the race. But not even putting up the token 5K seems extreme.
Meanwhile, the Democrat, Bill Owens, has pulled slightly ahead in the race.
I grew up in this district and having picked Dede Scozzafava, the race should have been a gimme for Republicans. I still can’t believe they’re letting the nuts teabag the race away.