It really is a bad year to be a Democrat incumbent. How bad is it you ask? Well, Steny Hoyer whose seat is usually so safe he uses his campaign cash to help other Democrats is now spending his money to run put ad on the airways.
The Hill: You know the Democrats are in trouble when Steny Hoyer hits the airwaves in his campaign to retain his seat in Congress. Hoyer, whose seat was generously drawn for him by Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, usually uses his campaign largesse to benefit his Democratic Party colleagues with little thought of himself.
That changed due to an aggressive campaign by first-time candidate Charles Lollar, who is making inroads into previous Hoyer strongholds in Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties.
Lollar, who served in the Marine Corps, is taking the same no-nonsense approach to going after the previously unassailable Hoyer that has earned the U.S. Marine Corps worldwide respect and, yes, a little bit of fear. [MORE]
In 2008 Steny Hoyer won reelection with 73% of the vote, clearly that ain’t happening this time around. Lollar must be scary close for Hoyer to abandon helping other Democrats and spend his time and money on himself. If anyone had the latest polls on Hoyer-Lollar match up, please let me know.
Via: The Hill