Maybe winning the U.S. Senate for the GOP isn’t a full-time job.

One of the more embarrassing moments from election night was the “victory” speech delivered prematurely by Jim Tracy, who eventual lost to Scott DesJarlais by 35 votes (although there are still some votes to be counted).

In that speech Tracy thanked a number of people for their contributions to his “victory.”  Among those named was Ward Baker, the current political director of the Republican US Senate campaign committee.ward baker

So what was Baker doing getting personally involved with a House challenger?  That’s probably the question Speaker John Boehner plans to ask Senate campaign committee chairman Mitch McConnell the next time he sees him.

We hope Ward’s sage political advice to Tracy isn’t a harbinger for the GOP’s Senate prospects in the November election. races.

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