Politico’s Ally Mutnick reported on Thursday evening that the conservative Congressional Leadership Fund has cut $450,000 from its planned ad buy in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District for Oct. 14 to Oct. 20 in what she called “a sign of no confidence in GOP nominee Dale Crafts.”
Unfortunately for Crafts, the CLF isn’t alone in making this determination about his prospects for unseating freshman Democratic Rep. Jared Golden. The DCCC scaled back its ad reservation in late September, and Mutnick adds that the NRCC is “already off air.” Every poll that’s been released has also shown a clear lead for Golden in this northern Maine seat, which Donald Trump carried 51-41 four years ago.
We’ve added this new information about the CLF and NRCC spending, or lack thereof, to our Daily Kos Elections 2020 House race triage tracker, which we’ll be continuously updating through Election Day.
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