GOP Panics As Democratic Nonprofits Flood Battleground States With Money

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).Screengrab/Washington Post/YouTube

“We expected it to be bad. Nobody expected it to be this bad."

Four new nonprofits targeting vulnerable Republican senators in the upcoming election are flooding those states with millions of dollars in early spending, according to Politico — and the GOP is beginning to panic.

“Outside groups in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Iowa have already spent or booked over $1 million in each state — and in some cases much more, according to Advertising Analytics — on advertising criticizing the senators,” the news outlet reported. This is more than double the spending of Republican-aligned groups trying to counter the onslaught.

Scott Reed, the chief political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, described the situation a “wake-up call.”

“We expected it to be bad. Nobody expected it to be this bad,” Reed said of the situation. “The right of center groups have got to get moving. Elections have consequences and the Senate is the backstop against all out craziness.”

Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) face particularly tough election challenges, from general election challengers — and in some cases primary challengers as well.

All four are targets of outside spending by Democratic-aligned “dark money” groups.

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What the hell is a dark money group. The GOP were the ones who wanted super pace and now Democrats are using them not only to raise money but to also to fight against them because no one should be able to put lies on media just because they have the money. Basically today I could take out a ad in the newspaper and tell say a neighbor is a sex offender even if it is not remotely true. Yes the person could use back but the damage would be done. We need truth in camping laws. I have no problems attacking people policies of they have good reason and have a better idea but just to lie basically hurts us all. Americans need to get back to being morally good people and expect and demand the same for elected officials. If you only care for your need and say screw everyone else then you are not a morally good person.