Paid Republican mouthpieces keep saying this race is over because of paltry fund-raising by Democrat Scott Ellington, not quite a sixth of Crawford's $1 million. But if that's so, why does the Republican money keep flowing?
Cal Jillson, political scientist at Southern Methodist University, said large amounts of contributions from leadership PACs indicate that Republican leaders have had some concern about a freshman congressman such as Crawford.
They should. Crawford has done little but vote the Republican line contrary to the demonstrated needs of his Delta district.