Chuck Schumer was forced to make one decision he never thought he would have to
Chuck Schumer carefully mapped out the Democrats’ plans for 2020.
This was going to be the year Democrats won back a majority in the Senate.
But now Chuck Schumer was forced to make one decision he never thought he would have to.
Democrats need to net four Senate seats to take control of the chamber.
Republicans look good to flip the Democrat held seat in Alabama so Chuck Schumer and his allies cannot afford any more losses.
Democrats may have a problem on their hands on that front.
Polls have shown Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in Michigan with Democrat Senator Gary Peters ahead of Republican challenger John James.
But Democrats must not believe the polls because a Super PAC connected to Schumer pumped $5.4 million into the state for TV ads to prop up Peters.
Fox News reports:
In a sign of the competitive race, the super PAC aligned with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pumping $5.4 million into ad spending in Michigan this week alone to help bolster Peters, the memo authored by James’ campaign also revealed.
“Chuck Schumer’s Senate Majority PAC will spend $5.4 million in one week — this is the most money they are spending on any Democrat in the entire nation,” James’ general consultant, Stu Sandler, wrote in a confidential memo obtained by Fox News. “They are very nervous about John James, and they should be.”
Sandler obtained the Democrats’ spending information from James’ ad buyers, he said. The Senate Majority PAC, which is trying to flip the Senate blue, did not comment on the amount of spending in Michigan this week. But Democrats offered statements expressing confidence Peters will win the support from Michigan voters.
James is a 39-year-old West Point graduate who ran a much tougher race than expected against Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow in 2018.
Polls show James within striking distance of Peters.
But the Democrats’ internal polls must be showing a much tighter race if Schumer is sending millions into Michigan as reinforcements.