On All Hallows’ Eve, the NRCC has decided it’s time to scare Kansans with TV ads about?
In a poll of the fifty most endangered Republican districts, taxes were the 5th most important issue, behind the war in Iraq (the clear leader), jobs/economy, health care, and terrorism. But that isn’t the worst part for the NRCC’s tricky treat, the worst part is that Democrats are more trusted on taxes than Republicans are (43% to 41%).
This isn’t an appeal to Independent voters, the people who will decide the election. This is an appeal to the base, a holding action. The DCCC ads about Ryun’s vote against a bonus for combat veterans cut to the heart of issues that really matter to voters across the political spectrum.
Update: Forgot to mention that Charlie Cook just moved this race from “likely Republican” to “toss-up.” Was it only September 14 that the Kansas City Star wrote an article claiming that “Rematch fades from Democratic spotlight”?
How times change.