Now Baucus’s victory seems even more assured since Taylor announced on Thursday he was dropping out of the race. Most press reports are citing a state Democratic Party TV ad that tells viewers that Taylor mishandled student loan money paid to his company by people seeking training as beauticians and hair stylists.
“It isn’t the charge, which Taylor has explained to the people of Montana, and which hasn’t made a bit of difference,” says an RNC advance staffer. “It’s the way the Democrats used film clips to subliminally lead the voter to believe that Taylor was gay.”
The commercial featured 20-year-old film clips of Taylor, decked out in disco-style garb, working on hair for a Denver, Colorado news feature. Taylor, who is married, told local reporters that he felt he couldn’t overcome the homo-hinting the Democrats were putting on the air. With Taylor out of the race, and ballots already printed for the November election, state party officials believe it is too late for them to pull a “Torricelli” and place another Republican on the ballot. Some national party leaders, including Republican Senate Campaign Committee chairman Sen. Bill Frist, sought out Racicot to see if he might be willing to step into the fray and run, perhaps as a write-in candidate. But the former governor declined.
In reality, Republicans were troubled by Taylor’s candidacy for months, but did little to shake up the campaign. After committing to give the Montana GOP financial support to underwrite the Taylor race, the RNC pulled the funding several months ago when it became clear Taylor wasn’t up to the task of defeating Baucus. “We needed that money in Missouri, and now in New Jersey,” says the RNC staffer. “It would have been wasted in Montana.”p>
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