Republican Senator Liddy Dole’s campaign is asking both the national Democratic and Republican parties to not run ads in her upcoming NC senate race, in the name of civility. Republican Senator Susan Collins has asked for the same thing in Maine. This sounds great, until you realize that Dole herself was the chair of the national senate campaign when it ran the odious “Call Me, Harold” ad in 2006. How odious? Watch it yourself:
Do you think the sudden change of tune was because this year the Democratic National Party is the one with $20 million more than the Republican National Party? We note that in 2002, when the Republicans had all the cash, neither Dole nor Collins had any problems with the national party funding ads for their races.