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DNC’s CEO Amy K. Dacey is a Liar According to Slate.Com – Dems Outspent GOP in FL-13

I get emails from a lot of sources. And I see the spin in every fundraising email from both sides.

But the one I just received from the Chief Executive Officer of the Democrat National Committee Amy K. Dacey tops them all. (And before the haters write, the word is supposed to be Democratic but we have a president that that rules by decree, thus Democratic is incorrect.)

The subject of the email says “We got outspent. You’ll never guess what happened next“.

And Dacey goes on to tell the low information Democrats that are her target audience:

What happened last night in Florida was really scary.

Republican super PACs and outside groups rode to the rescue of a straight-up corporate lobbyist — spending $5 million to tear down his Democratic opponent.

Five million dollars in outside spending — from groups funded by anonymous donors in many cases — in just one congressional district. Now multiply that by the number of races we need to win to take back the House, then add tens of millions of dollars in states like Kentucky, Georgia, or Texas, where we have a chance to pick up Senate seats and governor’s mansions.

The spending in this race was off the charts, that much is true. And special interests may very well have spent $5 million on the GOP Candidate. And the money may have come from donors who were hardly anonymous to the PAC receiving the money, but the law states that the names need not be revealed. And we all know why the DNC wants to know the names – so they can target the donors. Which is actually a very good reason to keep yourself anonymous. If the DNC found out you gave money to a Republican, the IRS will be knocking on your door in short order. We all know that.

But what Dacey neglected to mention is that the total spent in this race was over $13 million. And if we do the math, assuming the pro GOP PAC’s spent $5 million, how much did the Democrats spend? Well, more then the Republicans.

According to the left wing’s David Weigel:

That’s not actually true, though it’s the basis of analyses from the Nation and the Center for Public Integrity. Going into the last week, outside groups boosting [Democrat] Sink had outspent outside groups for [Republican] Jolly by $1 million. Sink’s campaign outpaced Jolly’s, in campaign spending, by a similar margin.

So, according to Slate, Darcey is not telling the truth here.

And Slate also pointed out another interesting fact. The same email tries to blow off the significance of the loss by saying “In a district that Republicans have held for almost six decades, we nearly pulled off an incredible upset thanks to grassroots support from Democrats like you — but we fell short for one reason: We got outspent in a Republican district“.

Way to spin, Amy! Damn, girl (you are a girl, right?) I’m dizzy from that one.

But the same Slate article sets her straight:

Democrats closed the gap in a tough Republican district. This is the preferred spin of the DNC, but it’s bogus, and does the party no favors as it explains how it can hold off losses in 2014. In 2014 barely 47 percent of voters chose Sink to represent them in Congress. How much worse was than that previous Democratic campaigns? Actually, I can save everyone some time and just reprint the background info from a October 2013 DCCC email on the race.

President Obama won a majority of the vote across the district in 2008 (51.9% of the vote) and again in 2012 (50.7%). In 2010, in a challenging election cycle for Democrats, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink received 51.1% of the vote in FL-13 despite losing statewide to Rick Scott. In 2006, Democratic Senator Bill Nelson won the district with 63.7% of vote, compared to the 61.3% he received statewide.In November, Sink was leading the unknown Jolly by as much as 20 points. As recently as January, the DCCC was including FL-13 in its list of top “open seat opportunities.” And I’ve got maps. Here was how Pinellas County voted in 2012, precinct by precinct—red for Romney, blue for Obama.

We call out lies and spin on the right and we also call it out on the left.

No matter how hard the DNC tries to spin last night’s results, there was no good news for them in this loss. None at all.

And the glee some on the right are expressing is a bit overstated as well. But if there was any good news from the FL-13 election it was in the GOP’s favor.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

One Response to “DNC’s CEO Amy K. Dacey is a Liar According to Slate.Com – Dems Outspent GOP in FL-13”

  1. D.C. says:

    If I’m not mistaken, I believe the current national DNC chairperson is also from Florida, Debbie Blabbermouth Shultz , who has also been proven to be a liar on many occasions.


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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