The Republican National Committee hasn’t booked ads for the next week in Wisconsin TV markets after running a series of spots attacking Barack Obama and congressional Dems, according to TV sources.
The decision comes amid speculation on whether Republicans may pull back in Wisconsin after several polls in the past week showed Obama up over John McCain by double digits. An RNC spokesman referred calls to the party’s independent expenditure operation, which is in charge of the TV ad buys.
An official with the party’s IE arm did not immediately return a call from WisPolitics seeking comment.
If the RNC is packing its bags and effectively conceding Wisconsin, where multiple polls show Barack Obama in the lead, can the McCain campaign be far behind?