Y’know, when this campaign started off, I figured that Democrat Scott Murphy faced long odds in his bid to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in the House. But when your Republican opponent is “shaking up” his campaign three weeks before e-day after being nailed repeatedly in the press for his non-position on the recent stimulus bill, well, that’s a pretty promising sign for Team Blue. From the Glens Falls Post-Star:
Reacting to his Democratic opponent’s surge in the polls, Tedisco said Thursday he’s taking control of the content of his advertising from the National Republican Congressional Committee.
“I’m taking over and we’re going to run a campaign that relates to the people of the 20th Congressional District,” he said.
The first depiction of “the real Jim” will air in a new television commercial set to debut this evening, he said. […]
Tedisco blamed his drop in the poll on an advertising strategy that has focussed heavily on attacking his Democratic opponent.
Tedisco said going forward the content of his ads will be more positive with him making the decisions instead of the national party.
“We’re going to run a 20th District campaign and talk about the positive issues, and leave the rest of the distortions to the other side,” he said.
This reminds me a bit of the Greg Davis apology tour in Northeast Mississippi last fall — only, y’know, in advance of the vote.
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