Hotline reports that:
(a) The DCCC is about to "drop and eye-popping amount" into the 4th CD
(b) Other Congressional Democrat challengers were "surprised to find that all state television time is sold. That may have something to do with the Lieberman and Lamont race, which will smash all previous records by reaching $30 million most of that on television"
How much would be eye-popping? Try $1,025,989.50.
Oompa loompa doopadee do
I've got another puzzle for you
Oompa loompa doopadah dee
If you are wise you'll listen to me
What do you get from a glut of TV?
A pain in the neck and an IQ of 3
Why don't you try simply reading a book?
Or could you just not bear to look?
You'll get no... you'll get no... you'll get no commercials
Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-da
If you're not greedy, you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do
or sing along ...
In serious commentary, the DCCC is doubling down on the tight race in the 4th CD. It looks like Murphy and Courtney are left to slug it out on their own. Shays has been airing radio commercials for a long time, considering the the traffic volume in lower fairfield county, this captive audience has little choice but to listen. It'll be interesting to see what more TV advertising does for Farrell.
The Courant reports that Lamont dumped another $2 million into his campaign over the weekend, this time as a loan, which brings his total "investment" to $15 million.
TPM CAFE, CT-04: DCCC Pumps Over A Million Into Ads Against Shays, Greg Sargent, 10/29/06
The Courant, Senate: The Debate Returns, Again, To War, By MARK PAZNIOKAS, October 29, 2006