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  •  The DSCC backs incumbents (2+ / 0-)
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    ndrwmls10, LordMike

    even in safe seats.  They pretty clearly circled the wagons around Sen. Lautenberg when Rob Andrews primaried him, and no one thought the general would be competitive either way.  Same goes for Ed Case's primary of Sen. Akaka.  That's just what the DSCC does.  I agree they're unlikely to do a lot, as most of their funds will be bookmarked for defense (and some offense hopefully).  But the DSCC certainly won't stay neutral to a primary challenge of an incumbent senator.  And even if the DSCC itself doesn't shell out a ton of money, they will lean on individual senators to give from their own funds and PACs, as is common in these types of situations.

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