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    Coons Money Advantage Disappearing Before Our Eyes

    Coons Money Advantage Disappearing Before Our Eyes

    One of the talking points for why Christine O’Donnell would lose to Chris Coons was Coons’ money advantage, something on the order of magnitude of $1 million to $20,000 cash on hand as of yesterday.

    That is one talking point which is disappearing before our eyes, as money pours into the O’Donnell campaign and the Conservative Senate PAC (whose websites crashed earlier from overload). 

    Here is the image from her website at 2:30 p.m. today:

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    Well, she'll need every penny of that $750 grand and four or five times that much. I really do hope I'm wrong and that she finds a way to win. But enthusiasm from the troops has its limits, and these are some of the cold hard facts about little Delaware.

    Delaware has over 600,000 voters — of whom, O'Donnell won yesterday's GOP primary with about 30,000 votes or 5% of the total electorate.

    That electorate is overwhelmingly Democrat. That's why Joe Biden was the Senator for decades after all. Mike Castle was the exception, first as Governor and later as Representative(sort of like the tendency of Massachusetts or Rhode Island Democrats to go for the occasional moderate Republican as Governor). Delaware Democrats like Mike Castle.

    In the last midterm election for a Senate seat, in 2006 (not so long ago), slightly more than 240,000 votes cast,of which Democrat Tom Carper got 171,000 and his Republican oponent 70,000. Carper won by over 100,000 votes or in round numbers 70% of the vote. Carper's margin of victory was close to three and a half times the number of Delawareans who voted for O'Donnell yesterday.

    This is quite a hill to climb, so that even a more obviously qualified and attractive candidate than O'Donnell — one with no "flaws" in his or her past — would have a tough time climbing even in a boffo year for conservatives and Republicans. And there is no point in citing Rubio or Angle as models because they are running in swing states, not solidly Democratic states.

    Purely from a cost-benefit point of view, the $3 million that O'Donnell needs to raise to put in a decent showing would be better spent putting the nails in the political coffins of Harry Reid or Russ Feingold.

    sez 83% of a million at this writing (22:24 Central).

    2 more days to get to three?

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