Former U.S. Representative Tom Davis, a Virginia Democrat, said in an interview airing this weekend on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” that Republicans won’t be harmed in November’s congressional election by the intra-party schism that ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, though inaction may hurt the party’s chances of winning the presidency in 2016.
How does a political veteran with a $5 million warchest lose to an ill-funded neophyte? One way is to spend it poorly by, for example, airing more than 1,000 television ads without ever talking directly in them to voters - - and frequently broadcasting your opponent’s image.
On the evening of June 29, Amedeo Scognamiglio, a jewelry designer on the Isle of Capri, met friends for drinks at the elegant Grand Hotel Quisisana. Around midnight, Scognamiglio says, “I noticed some familiar American faces.”