But it won’t help.
Jamie Comer sent this email out to his core group of supporters the day the Bluegrass Poll hit:
Today the Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald published a Bluegrass Poll that showed us down. There were 3 polls conducted over the last 3 weeks. Every poll (including the McConnell Poll conducted by Scott Jennings’ firm) (NOT TRUE) showed us up anywhere between 7 and 4 points. Nothing happened over the weekend to change a poll by more than a couple of points. I want to assure everyone that we are in a strong position at this point. The Bluegrass Poll is the same poll that showed Allison Grimes up on McConnell by 2 with 9 days to go…McConnell won by 16 1/2 points! There are good, credible polls, and there are worthless polls. (I’M SURE THE COURIER WOULD LOVE THAT) We have the best pollster in Rob Blizzard (who is used by Rand, Massie, Barr and the Senate Republicans.) We have not spent hardly any money. We will own the TV airwaves the last 55 days. We have not even begun advertising on TV in the Louisville or Eastern KY TV markets yet. We will be in every TV market in the state in 2 weeks.
Also, yesterday I had 3 small fundraising events. We raised $95,000 combined at all 3 events!!! So fundraising is going extremely well and we are in the process of activating the ground game. We will win this election!
I’m off to spend the day campaigning in Adair and Taylor Counties. Thanks for your support and have a great day!
The Bluegrass Poll changed its methodology a bit, something Comer wouldn’t be able to comprehend.
And unfortunately for him, he doesn’t have the cash to be at saturation for 55 days regardless of what his lobbyists tell him.
The polling data was accurate. It’s a result of Heiner being on air for ages, Bevin having tons of U.S. Senate race name ID and Comer suffering by running random ads in markets that don’t matter while Holly isn’t running the show.
But the whole trash talking the Harris Family? Probably not helping him, as they’re the people who made him. Edwin King trash talking folks when he calls them up to beg for cash isn’t helping him. The reality that the big whisper campaign in Frankfort is heating up over secret LRC files has to sting a little.
Comer’s lost his main team. Harrises raised him nearly $600,000 in two weeks. That’s a significant blow this late in the campaign to have them not just walk but run away.
The McConnell team is backing away.
Republican leaders in Frankfort and Lexington are chattering, miffed.
All the potty trained Republicans who were beginning to join his team are quietly backing away. Most of them reaching out to say they can’t believe everything went to shiz so quickly.
Meanwhile, Leonard Lawson’s crew is working harder than I’ve ever seen them function, helping both Heiner and Conway.
Becoming clearer by the day that if he manages to squeak out of the primary, Conway (ugh) will clean his clock. Because all these folks aren’t going to kiss and make up. They’re just going to sit on their hands.
Craziness to watch it all play out.
Wondering what he’s been up to? Doing things like letting people tied to his opponents blackmail him into trash talking the people who kept him in check.
Here are some samples of emails sent to his running mate:
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He started melting down after messages like those were received. I’ve got probably a hundred others from different people just waiting to be released. A couple of his existing campaign people are so pissed at him that they fill my inbox up with messages like those on a daily basis.
He hired an investigator, called law enforcement, ultimately got embarrassed and used the whole thing as a reason to be nasty toward the very people who made him. Instead of getting to the bottom of it and revealing that it all allegedly leads back to Hal Heiner’s folks, he let his lobbyists talk him into becoming Ernie Fletcher 2.0.
That’s how nasty it got with Jamie Comer. His funders got so fed up that they jumped ship to Hal Heiner’s team knowing what Heiner had allowed to occur. That’s how far up in the clouds the man is. Believing his own hype, believing he’s done everything himself with the help of no one, believing all that money fell from heaven, believing his network came into existence because he’s just so great. His ego got so big that he couldn’t handle being brought back down to earth (reality). He wanted his staffers to fawn all over him like a bunch of young LRC staffers in his legislative days.
In order to create his ideal world, he had to frustrate Holly Harris to the point of leaving. I can’t get her to comment on anything (you’ll see in the screenshots posted after the jump that she didn’t inform me of this new development, that I approached her about it… as well as another person on Team Comer) but everyone else tells us that after Harris quit, his behavior grew more erratic and he started surrounding himself with underpaid college kids who have no experience. Young, enamored followers.
Turning his campaign into an intern party seems to have served him poorly, to say the least.
For those wondering just how much of a flustercuck the Comer world has become the past two months? Get a load of what his state office sends out as his schedule:
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That sort of thing comes out about an hour before he’s supposed to appear.
His opponents? Particularly Conway? They all release highly detailed schedules so the media actually know what’s up.
It’s all just dumb. A big, dumb implosion.