We already knew that New York Democrat Chuck Schumer had personally courted Phil Bredesen to run for the Senate. Now he’s backing up the money truck to the Bredesen campaign.
The top Senate Democratic super PAC plans to spend about $80 million to reserve fall airtime for television commercials in nine battleground states, a sizable early investment in pursuit of winning control of the Senate.
Senate Majority PAC will soon secure post-Labor Day airtime in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia, the group told The Washington Post. The spending represents its first wave of fall reservations, officials said.
“We are implementing an aggressive media strategy,” said Senate Majority PAC President J.B. Poersch, a close ally of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). “We look forward to building off our existing momentum with smart, tactical planning to ensure victory in November,” he added in his statement.Senate Majority PAC declined to detail how much money it intends to spend in each state. A strategist with the group said every state has at least a seven-figure ad buy.
Bredesen has showered the party’s anointed with cash. He gave $4,000 to former President Bill Clinton’s campaign and leadership committees. He spent $9,000 supporting both of former Vice President Al Gore’s failed presidential campaigns. He dropped former President Barack Obama a $5,000 line and then gave another $30,000 to Obama’s affiliated victory fund. When Bredesen was "with her" though, he was especially generous. The Democrat gave ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton $2,700 then turned around and sent a whopping $33,400.00 to her victory fund.
"Phil Bredesen is running a two faced campaign. The first is where he claims to be middle of the road, willing to work across the isle with Republicans and with the President. While on the other, he is courted to run by Chuck Schumer, takes talking points from Nancy Pelosi, donates to progressive poster children Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and allows liberal Democratic DC Super PACs to make million dollar ad buys for him," said Chairman Scott Golden. "This is exactly the swamp style behavior that Tennesseans voted to drain from Washington when they elected President Trump."