Roll Call has switched the 2012 race for Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District from “Leans Republican” to “Likely Republican” after the DCCC yanked advertising spending for for its radical fringe candidate Kathy Boockvar.
The next designation on Roll Call’s scale is “Safe,” but this designation is usually used only for unopposed races or seats held in deep red or blue districts by the dominant party.
The DCCC announced yesterday that it was suspending advertising spending for Boockvar’s doomed candidacy to focus on other races. “Focus on other races” means they now have to defend seats they already hold as the result of a nationwide October Republican surge. The seat had previously been tagged by Democrats and their stenographers in the major local media as a prime “Red to Blue” pickup candidate. Guess not.
Boockvar was exposed early-on as a far-left radical, and that was before her law firm’s ties to convicted cop killer and liberal cause célèbre Mumia Abu-Jamal were exposed. In June, Boockvar held a campaign event at a New Hope club that had held a “Deep Throat Contest” just the night before.
Boockvar proved to be so confused about the issues in the race that she asked reporters for policy advice during an interview, like she was asking for a “Phone A Friend” lifeline on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.
How’s that whole “Take Down Mike Fitzpatrick” thing workin’ out for ya?