The Fix: Democrats’ Senate arm ended 2014 $20 million in debt. That’s not why they lost.

News that the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is over $20 million in debt after also getting clobbered in the midterm elections makes it natural to wonder if the two are linked. The committee, which is responsible for getting Democrats elected to the Senate, still owes $20.4 million after giving up the majority in the body. (Part of the problem is that the committee also bought a house this year, but that’s a different story.) Is there any link between how much a committee goes into debt — reflecting, one assumes, fundraising difficulties — and its performance?

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The Fix: Democrats’ Senate arm ended 2014 $20 million in debt. That’s not why they lost.

News that the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is over $20 million in debt after also getting clobbered in the midterm elections makes it natural to wonder if the two are linked. The committee, which is responsible for getting Democrats elected to the Senate, still owes $20.4 million after giving up the majority in the body. (Part of the problem is that the committee also bought a house this year, but that’s a different story.) Is there any link between how much a committee goes into debt — reflecting, one assumes, fundraising difficulties — and its performance?

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The Fix: The industries that brought you the new Senate

Shortly after Election Day, we created a chart that showed the spending by outside groups in a number of key Senate races. It’s here, and it’s useful information — particularly in light of the increased percentage of federal election spending which never touches an actual campaign (or party) organization.

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Landrieu ad claims GOP will impeach Obama if Cassidy wins

A new radio ad approved by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) claims that if Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) defeats her in Saturday’s runoff, Republicans will impeach President Obama.

In the ad, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), a Landrieu supporter, says, “Have you heard the crazy stuff Bill Cassidy, Bobby Jindal, and the Republicans are always saying about President Obama? They have shown our president so much disrespect. They said he wasn’t a U.S. citizen. They even sued him. And if Cassidy wins, they will impeach him.”

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The Fix: How the Deep South turned red, animated

If Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) loses Saturday’s run-off election — as she is very likely to do — the Deep South will not have a single governor, senator  or state legislature that is in Democratic hands.

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Republicans closing in on ninth Senate pickup in Louisiana

The Republican Party stands on the brink of putting an exclamation point on its hugely successful midterm election with the GOP challenger for U.S. Senate in Louisiana well-positioned to dislodge the Democratic incumbent in a runoff election early next month.

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This Thanksgiving ad attacks Obama for two minutes straight (VIDEO)

A conservative super PAC is marking the Thanksgiving holiday by releasing a two-minute ad that relentlessly attacks President Obama’s record.

The Conservative War Chest ad, released Wednesday, is designed to help Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the front-runner against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in next month’s U.S. Senate runoff. But there is no mention of Cassidy until his name flashes onscreen at the very end.

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