Friday, June 6, 2008

DC taking NC seriously this time

It's good news for North Carolina Democrats that Barack Obama is keeping Howard Dean on as chair of the DNC.

Dean has been much reviled by some party insiders for his '50 state strategy,' but it has helped pay clear dividends as Democrats won recent Congressional election in Mississippi and Louisiana districts that they had no business competing in.

The Obama campaign has the same goal of expanding the Democratic map that Dean does, and that makes it more likely that the campaign will be taken seriously in the state all the way through October.

Across the board it appears DC Democrats are giving North Carolina more respect this year. Obama seems to be serious about contesting North Carolina. The DSCC is helping Kay Hagan raise the money she needs to beat Elizabeth Dole. And the DCCC is taking Larry Kissell's bid to knock off Robin Hayes very seriously.

It would be great if they expanded their sights to campaigns like Daniel Johnson's to knock off Patrick McHenry, but it's nevertheless a much better situation than we had at the same time two years ago.


Anonymous said...

Too bad the DNC has almost no money. Thanks Howard Dean!

Anonymous said...


One news for you.

Obama will return to the campaign trail Monday, kicking off his two-week economic tour in Raleigh, North Carolina.

NC is clearly in play for november.

Adam Terando said...

The reason the DNC has no money is the same reason we've added 3 new Democratic congressman in the last year. No new staff on the ground and no new money for state parties and it becomes very difficult to win those three elections. What Dean is doing is starting to pay dividends now. We'll be fine with money. Obama will swamp McCain and the GOP. And with the combined DNC and Obama organizations on the ground, we'll have the manpower to finally beat the GOP in the ground war.

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