The RNC is going to have to change its theme song to Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust.” This time it’s North Carolina, which was supposed to be a safe red state for Sen. Richard Burr.
But even though one recent poll showed Burr with a bigger-than-expected lead and the senator and his closest advisers say they always expected a tight race, most GOP strategists are very concerned about Burr’s re-election chances. Instead of a lightweight candidate, Ross might be the next Kay Hagan, the previously unknown Democratic state legislator who defeated GOP Sen. Elizabeth Dole in 2008. Now Ross is running at least even with, if not ahead of, Burr in most polls.
Of course, the orange hued, tiny-handed demigod and his surrogates claim that the Senate is lost to Republicans because incumbents aren’t standing on the deck of the S.S. Trumptanic with him. But the anchor weighs them down just the same.
This looks like it will be a close race and it’s hard to continue to give Burr an advantage, particularly as Donald Trump lags behind Hillary Clinton at the top of the ballot, which explains why Ross is now trying to tie him to Trump in her latest ads.
At last count: North Carolina joins its formerly-red state colleagues Indiana, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Missouri.
As they say in Boston: it’s a friggin’ disastah!