Friday's HOT MIC

Friday's HOT MIC

The Planned Parenthood ghouls are abandoning some of their faithful for the midterms in an effort to pick up some swing state Senate seats.

From Accuracy in Media:

Planned Parenthood, partly funded by the federal government despite efforts from conservatives to cut off taxpayer dollars from being funneled into the organization, announced a $20 million investment in the 2018 midterm elections.

The initial investment is in the following states:

Arizona

Florida

Michigan

Minnesota

Nevada

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Wisconsin

But, there are at least five red states missing that have vulnerable Democratic senators running for re-election:

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Montana Sen. Jon Tester

It is probably the Arizona seat being vacated by Jeff Flake that they and the Dems (redundant, I know) covet most. While the merits of the two "Republicans" in the Senate from my native state at the moment can be fairly debated (I can't stand either of them), this would still be a huge pickup for the other side. There hasn't been a Democrat from Arizona in the Senate since Dennis DeConcini retired 23 years ago. That seat is seen as vulnerable, although I'm not completely buying it.