Florida Dems Hit Bill McCollum
by Jonathan Singer, Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 10:26:07 PM EST
If the 2010 cycle is about an anti-Washington sentiment -- and it looks like it is -- then the Florida Democrats may be on to something with their hit on Bill McCollum, the GOP candidate for Governor in November.
Don't be surprised to see more ads like this from the Democrats, hitting establishment Republicans for their insider ties. Missouri Senate candidate and former House GOP leader Roy Blunt, in particular, comes to mind as the type of candidate vulnerable to such a line of attack, as does George W. Bush budget staffer Rob Portman, the GOP's presumptive Senate candidate in Ohio. Washington isn't a popular place these days, and having been deeply involved in the Beltway culture simply is not the type of line on a resume candidates will want voters to know about in the coming months.