In their latest exciting moral victory, Democrats have now dropped $38.1 million on failing Texas senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, bringing his grand total to $61.2 million in a race he now trails by seven points, according to the RealClearPolitics poll average. He’s been steadily losing ground, too — he’s down 8 and 9 points in the two most recent polls.
This is only the latest iteration of the Democratic strategy of dropping insane amounts of money on races Democrats are fated to lose. Democrats dropped $24 million on Jon Ossoff in the the Georgia 6th District congressional race, as well as another $8 million from affiliated outside groups; Ossoff lost 52% to 48%. That race was closer than expected, but that’s a lot of money to spend on a district you lose by four.
It makes sense for Democrats to spend money in districts like Ohio’s 12th: districts in battleground states with heavy suburban populations. It doesn’t make too much sense in Texas Senate races, though that’s the pie-in-the-sky dream territory for Democrats, who also spent $36 million on State Senator Wendy Davis’ ill-fated gubernatorial run in 2014 (she lost 59% to 39%).
America continues to polarize, despite President Trump’s victories in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Ohio — Republicans still dominate in states like Texas and Georgia. But Democrats will keep dumping money there in the hopes that perhaps, one day, they’ll break through.
Go for it, guys.