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Republicans Try, Unsuccessfully, To Hit Dems Over Spitzer

Given the humiliating difficulties facing the National Republican Congressional Committee, I guess it's not too surprising the gang would try to conne

Given the humiliating difficulties facing the National Republican Congressional Committee, I guess it's not too surprising the gang would try to connect Democratic House candidates to Eliot Spitzer's scandal, but this is just weak.

The NRCC, which is broke and in danger of sustaining more House losses, is grabbing at the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal like a lifeline, sending out e-mails about Dem incumbents with the following title:

"Will John Hall Return Spitzer's Sleazy Money?"

So far we've received five e-mails over at TPM: Three messages targeting freshman incumbents Michael Arcuri, Kirsten Gillibrand and John Hall, plus two against challengers Dan Maffei and Eric Massa, all of whom the NRCC says are now "ensnared" in Spitzer's scandal.

To appreciate just how sad this is, consider that The Corner is dismissing it as nonsense: "Spitzer's moral turpitude has no bearing on the contributions he makes to candidates in his party. Unless the money was stolen, its return is a public relations exercise with no basis in moral reality."

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