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Democrats are once again interfering in a Republican primary election, meddling in the New Hampshire Senate race to boost the candidate they consider the easiest to beat in the general election, but this time a Republican caucus is spending on airwaves radio to offset the Democrats’ gamble.
The Senate majority PAC aligned with Sen. Chuck Schumer is reportedly expected to spend about $3.5 million to help secure a primary victory for Republican candidate Don Bolduc, who is largely seen as the most likely candidate. weak from the general election to face Senator Maggie Hassan. DN.H., who is seeking re-election in this case.
While Democrats are spending heavily to help Bolduc, Republicans hope to offset the Democrats’ strategy by spending millions to run ads against him to help boost his rival GOP candidate, state Sen. Chuck Morse, who is seen by many as as a more competitive general. candidate for the Republican elections.
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“Bolduc lost his first race. He accused President Trump’s team of rigging the election and said no person of honor could work for Trump,” read an announcement from the White Mountain PAC, linked to Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Bolduc backed Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and said the United States should join the Taliban. Don Bolduc even accused Governor Sununu of being a sympathizer of Chinese Communism and a supporter of terrorism. Don Bolduc’s crazy ideas won’t help us defeat Maggie Hassan. ”, continued the announcement.
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A different group linked to McConnell, the Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) announced last week that it plans to spend $23 million on Granite State’s Senate race this fall.
“Maggie Hassan’s weak record of approving Joe Biden’s inflationary taxes and spending has hurt the Granite Staters, and they know it. This is a premier turnaround opportunity for us, putting a Senate majority within our grasp.” SLF President Steven Law said recently. FoxNews.
Democrat meddling in Republican primaries is not a new strategy this cycle. Democrats have already poured tens of millions into the Republican primaries, often promoting candidates who Democrats say are a threat to democracy.
In May, Trump-backed Pennsylvania state senator Doug Mastriano won the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary with over $840,000 in ads led by the campaign of his now opponent, the state’s current Democratic attorney general, Josh Shapiro.
In July, the Democratic Governors Association spent nearly $2 million running ads boosting Trump-backed Republican Maryland gubernatorial candidate Dan Cox in his primary against former state legislator Kelly Schulz, who was endorsed by the outgoing Republican governor. Larry Hogan.
The New Hampshire Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
Paul Steinhauser and Brandon Gillespie of Fox News contributed to this report.