The slaughter of Senate Democrats in this election cycle, capped off by the resounding defeat of the last Democrat Senator in the South on Saturday, continues to be a millstone around the neck of the Democrat Party.
In required reporting to the Federal Election Commission, the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee showed more than $20 million in debts at the conclusion of the midterms. This offers at least a little more insight into why the committee was not willing to risk more cash on Mary Landrieu’s uphill battle in Louisiana.
At least two-thirds of that $20 million was borrowed toward the end of the cycle in an effort to prevent a takeover of the Senate by Republicans, a reality that was arguably unavoidable.
A spokesman for the DSCC remained optimistic, “The DSCC outraised the NRSC last cycle by $41 million, bringing in $166.7 million for the cycle. We begin the cycle with $15 million in operations debt, $1 million less than we started the 2014 cycle with, and will have the resources we need to take back the majority in 2016.”