Last month, I penned a piece for the U.S. News & World Report highlighting the recruiting successes Republicans have had over Democrats, both in senatorial and congressional races. Since then, the successful GOP recruitment has only continued.

This week alone, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman John CornynJohn CornynGOP rep: Senate ObamaCare repeal ‘is ugly to the bone’ GOP senators: House agreeing to go to conference on ObamaCare repeal Senate Republicans plan to defund Planned Parenthood in 'skinny' repeal MORE (Texas) has two major successes to herald — the prime recruitment of New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteOPINION: Democracy will send ISIS to the same grave as communism Kelly Ayotte joins defense contractor's board of directors Week ahead: Comey firing dominates Washington MORE, who was appointed to the position by the Democratic governor, and Illinois Rep. Mark KirkMark KirkMcConnell: Senate to try to repeal ObamaCare next week GOP senator: Not 'appropriate' to repeal ObamaCare without replacement GOP's repeal-only plan quickly collapses in Senate MORE, both of whom jumped into Senate races in their respective states. These are top recruits for the GOP.

Is the news as good for Democrats? Yeah, not so much.

In the same week that Minnesota Sen. Al FrankenAl FrankenOPINION | Democrats: Time to wish Hillary Clinton good luck and goodbye Franken: ‘Constitutional crisis’ if Trump uses recess appointment to replace Sessions with someone who’ll fire Mueller AT&T discussing merger conditions with DOJ: report MORE (yes, we can officially call him that now) gave Senate Democrats a filibuster-proof majority, Democrats can't seem to land the candidates they need. In Illinois, Attorney General Lisa Madigan said no to a race after overtures from White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Senate Majority Whip Dick DurbinDick DurbinPassing the DACA legislation will provide relief to children living in fear Dems don’t want to help GOP improve repeal bill Mnuchin: Trump administration examining online sales tax issue MORE, both from Illinois, and a private audience with Chicagoan Barack ObamaBarack ObamaWhite House declines to apologize to Boy Scouts Boy Scouts chief apologizes for Trump’s Jamboree address Dem lawmaker: Boy Scouts leader should condemn Trump's 'inappropriate remarks' MORE. One can't overstate this recruiting failure, especially after Emanuel called Madigan the "800-pound gorilla" (not usually a compliment one gives a lady) and the "most popular figure in the state of Illinois."

That loss was bad enough, but it was not the only recruiting failure surfacing for Democrats this week. Despite repeated overtures, popular South Dakota Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, who represents an at-large seat — meaning that she has been elected statewide — said no to challenging Sen. John ThuneJohn ThuneCongress should address the critical pilot shortage Senate rejects repeal-only ObamaCare plan Senate delays vote on healthcare repeal MORE (R).

Not to be outdone is the Empire State, where Rep. Carolyn Maloney said no to pleas from Democratic leaders to stay of out a primary against newly appointed Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandGOP senator forces Dems to vote on single payer OPINION | Democrats: Time to wish Hillary Clinton good luck and goodbye Dem says ObamaCare repeal effort moves US ‘toward single-payer’ MORE. Making her "no" more emphatic, Maloney announced a trump card: the support of former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonOPINION | Gen. Hayden: How the Russians played the Trumps Starr tells Trump to 'cut it out' with the attacks on Sessions OPINION | Democrats: Time to wish Hillary Clinton good luck and goodbye MORE. In other words, in the New York Democratic primary, it's game on!

With headline after headline burying the Republican Party, it's important to point out where things are going right for the party. So it must be noted that John Cornyn's team has repeatedly outraised Democrats — both in funding and in actual candidates.

There's an old saying in Washington: "When the president calls, you say yes." When it comes to candidate recruitment, however, it appears the Democrats make up the "Party of No."