But the latest twist could stomp on Bee’s cash-induced buzz: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has reserved more than $700,000 in television advertising in Congressional District 8 to help out freshman Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, according to Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza.
A reservation isn’t a guarantee that the money will be spent. The DCCC could still cancel if campaign officials decide Giffords has a big lead.
The big reservation could mean that the DCCC thinks the race will be closer than last week’s Democratic poll shows. Or it could be a little psychological warfare designed to take some of the luster off the Bee campaign’s Bush fundraiser, which set a new record for a one-day event for a local candidate.