Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SPR: Negative Barrage Hits GOP Candidates

By Hastings Wyman/Southern Political Report ~ Across the nation and especially in the South, Democratic candidates have launched a full-scale assault of personal attacks on their Republican opponents.

With the policies of the Obama Administration and the Democratic congress offering them little in the way of campaign ammunition, the Democrats – mostly incumbents – are relying on an onslaught of politically damaging charges, mostly related to past business and financial dealings of the GOP standard bearers.

The personal-attack strategy is present in Democratic congressional, senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns in virtually every Southern state. This, of course, is not a Southern strategy. Democratic personal attacks have dominated campaigns in California, Delaware, New York and elsewhere, but it is especially useful in Dixie, where the Obama Administration is so unpopular.

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