DCCC slimes Fimian using crazy blog as “credible” source

Can you sense it in the air? It’s desperation, and I love it. I’ll admit I’ve had my qualms about putting the 11th in the camp of the GOP, but if the rhetoric and some other signs are any indication, Gerry Connolly is in a lot of trouble. First we had the outlandish attacks on Keith Fimian regarding the 17th amendment then about a joke he told. Next we see Connolly losing the fundraising battle BADLY. So bad in fact he’s resorted to using his franking privileges on campaign fliers (and then getting caught AGAIN)and also double-dipping his congressional staff as campaign workers. We’ve even seen Connolly try to fool people Googling Keith Fimian into going to an anti-Fimian site. Connolly has made such a mockery of his campaign that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has been forced to shell out another $1.1 million (bringing the total to $1.5 million), the largest contribution in the country, so Connolly can barely hold onto his seat. In fact no other Democratic Congressional candidate received more than $775,901 in the latest distributions!

So what does that $1.1 million buy? An extremely shoddy ad with lies, more lies, and some sub-par imagery. The ad, which was thoroughly debunked by the Washington Post here, cites an infamous northern Virginia blog as a credible source in the ad. We try to limit the exposure this blog that won’t be named here at Bearing Drift so I’ll leave that tidbit of information out. If you’re really interested then watch the ad and pause it at 5 seconds, but you can probably guess who I’m writing about. If all the DCCC has to promote their candidate is some inane ramblings on this northern Virginia blog then they’re really scrambling. Is this really the best they have?

In any event this race is getting very interesting. An incumbent resorting to these low class tactics is either in serious trouble or just a jerk who gets a kick out of scraping the bottom of the barrel. While we can’t rule out the latter with Gerry Connolly, my guess is this race could swing to Fimian next Tuesday.

  • HisRoc

    Speaking of Larry Sabato (the real one and not the self-aggrandizing twerp with an inferiority complex), he has posted his final Crystal Ball predictions today for this election cycle. In the process of increasing his prediction of Republican net gains in the House from 47 to 55, he shows VA-2 and VA-5 as “leans Republican.” Boucher’s and Connolly’s seats are still shown as “leans Democratic,” but Dr. Sabato will be the first one to tell you on his website that his predictions are prone to err on the safe side. He just doesn’t stick his neck out on hunches.

    On the other hand, he was predicting a GOP gain of 47 seats back in August while most non-partisan analysts were predicting less than the 39 seats for a Republican majority. Today, you won’t find any unbiased analyst who believes that the Democrats will retain the majority.

    Tuesday night is going to be very entertaining.

    (Note to Gerry: brush up your resume and see if that no-show job you had at SAIC is still open.)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwh7BFfQsOc

    Gerry Connolly tries to imprison our minds in a Matrix-like world filled with lies and deceit. There’s a world out there not filled with socialisim and servitude, debt and despair, and some folks are going to show the people a world where anything is possible. A world without Gerry Connolly representing the 11th District of Virginia…

  • aznew

    I don’t have time to look at the ad, but just based on the post, I don;t understand why the DCCC would use Bearing Drift as a source?

  • Aznew… they didn’t…

  • Aznew – Alan said “crazy” blog. Not “the most informed, fair, and objective” blog.

    Most importantly, this is yet another example of how the Fimian campaign, along with Hurt, Murray, Rigell, Smith and Griffith, are starting to give their Dem opponents fits.

    Seriously, who would have thought for a moment that Moran and Scott would actually have to CAMPAIGN.

    Times, they are a changin’. What’s that smell? That’s the smell of Democratic Desperation and GOP Victory!

  • John Fisher

    I have lived in the 11th District for over two decades. It is a true delight to see the ever arrogant Gerry finally on his way out.

    The 11th District has, like the rest of the nation, awoken and said “what have we done” and are getting ready to undo this mistake before it gets any worse.

    The choice is simple – more of the same nightmare with Gerry (and have no doubt he promises more of the same)or a re-awkening of the Ameicnan dream and a new begining with Keith Fimian.

    11th district it is just a nightmare. It is time to wake up – time to end it. You can do it but only if you vote on November 2nd.

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