It looks like national GOP has no confidence in Zimmer

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Republican Dick Zimmer within seven points of the four-term incumbent, Democrat Frank Lautenberg (48%-41%), but it seems that the National Republican Senatorial Committee has already written off the former three-term Congressman. In an interview with Dow Jones Newswire, Rebecca Fisher, a spokeswoman for the NRSC, said that Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu is their priority and “admitted the party had no other hopes of unseating an incumbent Democrat.”

In 2000, then NRSC Chairman Mitch McConnell passed on the New Jersey Senate race. His candidate, U.S. Rep. Bob Franks, came close to winning even though Democrat Jon Corzine, then a first-time candidate, spent nearly $75 million on the race.

It looks like national GOP has no confidence in Zimmer