National Republicans Showing Interest in Whitehouse-Hinckley Race

Dan McGowan

The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and eight other Republican Senators will host a $500-a-head fundraiser this evening in Washington, D.C. for Senate candidate Barry Hinckley.

Joining chairman John Cornyn (TX) will be Senators Pat Toomey (PA), David Vitter (LA), Ron Johnson (WI), Michael Lee (UT), Chuck Grassley (IA), Scott Brown (MA), Saxby Chambliss (GA) and Richard Burr (NC).

The fundraiser is part of Hinckley’s latest push to convince outside donors to invest in his race against Democratic incumbent Sheldon Whitehouse. His selling point is that winning in Rhode Island will be significantly cheaper than several other more high profile Senate races unfolding across the country, including Massachusetts.

By while Senator Brown is neck and neck with Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren, Hinckley trailed Whitehouse by 22 percentage points in a February WPRI poll and Rasmussen has the seat labeled as “Safe Democrat.”

In that poll, less than 38 percent of registered voters said they believed Whitehouse has done a “good” or “excellent” job in the Senate while 24.3 percent say the Senator was doing a “poor” job…

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