National Republican Congressional Committee happy with latest analysis by National Journal’s Hotline Wake-Up Call

Wake-Up Call said Democrats' situation in PA-01 got more muddled, as the Bucks County Democratic Committee voted to endorse Ivyland Councilwoman Christina Finello over Pennsbury School Board director Debbie Wachspress

The National Republican Congressional Committee is happy with the latest analysis by the National Journal’s Hotline Wake-Up Call.

Alex Clearfield, writing for the Wake-Up Call, said last week, “Democrats’ situation in PA-01 got more muddled over the weekend, as the Bucks County Democratic Committee voted to endorse Ivyland Councilwoman Christina Finello over Pennsbury School Board director Debbie Wachspress. While the race is already uphill for them (Cook Political Report moved it from Tossup to Lean Republican earlier this month), they haven’t made their task easier: Wachspress has $355,000 on hand, a respectable amount for a challenger nine months out from the election, and Finello has $11,000 (having spent nearly 90% of what she’s raised). If Finello wins the primary despite her meager haul, national Democrats may fully give up on beating Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick and refocus their attention in the Philadelphia media market to New Jersey, where they’re already working to defeat Jeff Van Drew and defend Andy Kim.”