Bowles’s first big media buy as the Democratic nominee (incidentally, he’s still waiting for that endorsement from fellow Democrat Dan Blue) was a broadside, “scare the seniors” advertisement claiming that his opponent Elizabeth Dole wants to privatize Social Security and take away peoples’ benefits. Carnahan began laying down similar plans with an entitlements forum hosted by her and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. “We plan on running some ‘anti-privatization’ ads against [Carnahan’s opponent] Jim Talent shortly based on that forum,” says a Democratic National Committee policy adviser.
North Carolina and Missouri aren’t the only states Democrats are worried about. The national party and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are pouring lots of money into Minnesota in hopes propping up Sen. Paul Wellstone and into South Dakota, where Sen. Tim Johnson is neck and neck with Rep. John Thune. “We’re looking better in those two states,” says the DNC staffer. “But it’s too soon to tell. Those were states we were really anxious about two months ago. Now it’s Missouri and New Jersey.”
New Jersey was thought to be a safe Democratic seat, even with the ethics problems of Sen. Robert Torricelli, but Republican candidate Doug Forrester has mounted a serious campaign that has Democrats really nervous. So big surprise, Tom Daschle was in the Garden State on Monday holding a “Social Security Forum” with The Torch.
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