National Review’s Eliana Johnson has been doing yeoman’s work in her short tenure at the prestigious conservative site. Today she released another blockbuster that sheds light on one of the Democrats more promising midterm recruits.
Johnson caught win of a confidential campaign plan for Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn that details all of her strengths along with many, many weaknesses. It also classifies various Americans by race, religion and orientation:
The campaign’s finance plan draws attention to the “tremendous financial opportunity” in the Jewish community and identifies Jews as key fundraisers. It notes, however, that “Michelle’s position on Israel will largely determine the level of support here.” That’s a position she has yet to articulate, and Israel goes unmentioned on her campaign website.
Asians are also identified as key fundraisers. The community is described as “very tight,” one in which people work to “become citizens quickly.” Nunn’s strategists also say there is a “huge opportunity” to raise money from gays, bisexuals, and transgender individuals, who are described as having “substantial resources.”
Unsurprisingly, Team Nunn views local journalists as in the tank for Democrats:
Her strategists are optimistic that the media won’t prove much of an obstacle. They write that at some point her opponent, who at the time the document was written had yet to be determined, will be “shoveling research” against her. But they say they anticipate they will often have “fair warning” about negative news stories and can work to “kill or muddy” them.
“I would love to know what kind of already-formed relationships they have in Atlanta and even in the national media that they’re planning on using as sources and conduits of information,” Swint says. “It’s certainly interesting to see it in writing like that.”
To get some great insight into the inner workings of a modern campaign, read the whole thing. What do our Georgian Ricochetti think? Will this hurt the Nunn campaign and what are her chances anyway?