"In the remaining Republican controlled Districts around the country, Democratics are within 2 percentage points in safe Republican districts. So, with 10 days to go, according to national polls, I trail Majority Whip incumbent Roy Blunt by only 2 points."
Hmm. Now that is an interesting way of looking at things.
In the news release, Truman asks supporters to buy political advertising for him in the area's major newspapers:
"We have 2 major newspapers in this conservative district: the Joplin Globe in Joplin, Missouri and the Springfield News Leader in Springfield, Missouri. I am speaking to everyone out there. If there is any way that anyone could afford to contact one of these local papers and put in an ad for our campaign, please do. Any advertising in the last few days will make a difference. My party is not providing any financial help with a long shot race in a conservative district. But public opinion has changed. Currently, most Southwest Missouri voters have no idea they have a choice for change in Congress."
Let me see if I am understanding this news release. Most voters do not know they have a choice, but Truman has pulled to within two points. That must be one heck of a guerilla campaign.
While I still firmly believe the coverage of the Seventh District Congressional race has been disgraceful, it seems clear that added coverage would not benefit Jack Truman's campaign.