Last October, I took Liddy Dole to task due to the NRSC's spending $125000+ in negative ads against otherRepublicans. I followed up on that in February as well.
Unfortunately, the NRCC is involved in the coronation process as well, this time in an open house race in Arizona. From the AP
The National Republican Congressional Committee last week backed a candidate in the primary, launching a $122,000 advertising campaign for state Rep. Steve Huffman. The party contends Huffman is a moderate candidate who could win the district in November.
On Tuesday, Huffman's four GOP opponents took the unusual step of holding a joint news conference and delivering a message to the National Republican Congressional Committee.
"Stay the hell out of southern Arizona," said Mike Hellon, one of the candidates and a former state party chairman, in an interview following the news conference.
The four contend the NRCC had split the party, handing an advantage to the Democrats. They urged the NRCC to pull its ads and stay quiet until after the Sept. 12 primary.
"This is the granddaddy of unintended consequences," Hellon said in the interview. "They're idiots."
Mike's right. They are idiots. We have several tough seats this election, as in every election, and these idiots are wasting money in a primary. They already dumped money into the Joe Schwarz campaign, and we know how that turned out. My question for the NRCC and NRSC is as follows. "Is it an old boys network, or are your committees just the Peter Principle in action?"
With "Friends" like them, I don't need enemies. I don't think the DC establishment has learned enough of a lesson yet. Maybe a Randy Graf or Mike Hellon win there over the coronated Huffman will be some more good medicine to cure a chronic case of "Beltwayitis."