In a new ad, the campaign arm of Republican Senators accuses Democrats of secretly conspiring with King’s campaign. The NRSC’s evidence? The NRSC. The key piece of data used in the ad to support the claim is a quote from the NRSC’s executive director in Politico. The only other “evidence” is that a Democratic senator “declined to comment.” Watch the spot:
King, who endorsed Republican George W. Bush in 2000, but Democrats John Kerry 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, has said he will not decide which party to caucus with until after the November election — a fact noted in the same Politco story the NRSC cites.
It is an interesting strategy by the NRSC — propose a theory with no evidence, get the press to report on the theory and include a quote, then cut an ad about the theory quoting yourself.