Having followed the Connecticut Democratic primary to its recent conclusion, it’s good to see the Republicans are now tearing themselves apart in Rhode Island.
Chafee’s perceived liberalism has led to him being challenged by right-wing outrider Steve Laffey, Republican Mayor of local town Cranston.
Polling shows that if nominated, he would probably be annihilated by the Democratic candidate in what is usually a moderately liberal state, so the Republicans nationally are backing Chafee.
However, they have been spooked by a Rhode Island College poll showing Laffey just one point behind. Could an upset be in the offing?
In order to avoid this pitfall, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has unleashed a wave of vicious attack ads on Laffey – slamming him from even further to the right, for accepting Mexican ID cards in Cranston.
The ad can be viewed at Daily Kos and features lots of images of suspicious looking Hispanic men.
Are you thinking what we’re thinking?