What do NJ GOV candidate Christie (R) and Dem Sens. Reid and Specter have in common? All three have weighty problems dangling over them. How they respond will determine whether their fate.
— Christie: We all know Daggett is splitting the anti-Corzine vote. And, the latest Q poll shows that just 39% of Daggett backers are committed to vote for him. So, it’s no surprise that that the RGA is finally going after Daggett in paid media. Their newest ad calls Daggett “like Corzine. Only Worse.” The less appealing Daggett looks as an alternative to Corzine, the better for Christie.
— The health care hot potato is now in Reid’s hands. But he has to think about more than just getting to 60. He’s also got to figure out how to do so w/out it taking a toll on his already shaky standing in NV. How well Reid balances his job as Maj. Leader in a state where the latest polls show Obama and health-care reform struggling is the key to his ‘10 chances.
— Specter: A new PA SEN poll shows that the more PA voters get used to their new Dem Senator, the less they like him. This leaves Specter little choice but to try to make Sestak look even less appealing. The only question is when he fires the first shot. Of course, the longer Dems wage a negative primary, the better it helps to position Toomey for next fall.