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Fri May 13, 2016, 11:01 AM

Pelosi Helps GOP In House Races

Bernie, because fuck that shit!



The DCCC suffered another stunning defeat by local Democrats Tuesday. Once again their handpicked recruit-- this time some guy named Cory Simpson in West Virginia-- was rejected by local voters in West Virginia's second congressional district, who voted to nominate former state legislator Mark Hunt and tell Steve Israel and his corrupt Beltway party bosses to stay out of their affairs.


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Next week, the DCCC may see another slap in the face from voters, this time in Oregon, where progressive Bernie-backer, Dave McTeague, is running against the very right-of-center head of the Blue Dogs, Kurt Schrader. Schrader has over $1.5 million in cash on hand and has already spent $442,433 to McTeague's modest $30,629 in expenditures (and mere $991 cash on hand.) Blue America has endorsed McTeague.


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After Oregon, the DCCC faces stiff opposition to some of their most corrupt and conservative candidates in New Jersey, where Alex Law is challenging that state's most right-wing Democrat, Donald Norcross; Iowa, where Republican-masquerading-as-a-Democrat Monica Vernon is the DCCC candidate against Pat Murphy; California, where the DCCC parachuted in some Orange County lawyer, Bryan Caforio, to sabotage the official Democratic Party candidate, progressive Lou Vince; and then in Florida, where progressive hero Tim Canova faces off against venal bribe-taker Debbie Wasserman Schultz.


Extra! Extra! Breaking news! Pelosi and DCCC sabatoge progressive Dems! Read all about it at Down With Tyranny:

[link:http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2016/05/how-pelosis-incompetent-dccc-guarantees.html?m=1|]
[http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2016/05/how-pelosis-incompetent-dccc-guarantees.html?m=1]
(Link looks good, but doesn't work. Thursday May 12th Down With Tyranny)

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Eric J in MN May 2016 #1
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PDittie May 2016 #3
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brooklynite May 2016 #4
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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 11:11 AM

1. The DCCC Chair is Ben Ray LujŠn. NT

NT

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Response to Eric J in MN (Reply #1)

Fri May 13, 2016, 11:19 AM

2. And Nancy Pelosi is House Minority Leader

and has a net worth of $195,000,000. The article discusses Pelosi and DCCC primary collaboration.

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Response to PDittie (Reply #3)

Fri May 13, 2016, 07:10 PM

5. Thank-you!

Like magic!

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 01:45 PM

4. If fringe political blogs make you happy, enjoy...

...but a writeup that says "If the Democrats don't win seats like PA-07 and WV-02, there is no chance they will win back the House" is completely out of touch. First, we WON'T win back the House, until redistricting occurs in 2022. Second, while we have an opportunity to lower the Republicans' margin, it won't be in districts like WV-2; this is a LIKELY/SAFE Republican seat. Feel good that you "struck a blow" for progressives everywhere, but it's all symbolic in a District like this.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Fri May 13, 2016, 07:23 PM

6. WV-2

WV-3 was on the DCCC Red to Blue list until their Bluedog lost the primary.

West Virginia's second district snakes clear across the state, starting in the DC suburbs around Martinsburg, shooting right through the rural center of the state,to metropolitan Charleston, and ends at the Ohio border. It's the least Republican of the state's districts, and Mooney, a Maryland carpetbagger and an undistinguished freshman/backbencher, won his race with a 47% plurality in 2014, a year Republicans swept the state, and is widely viewed as a good target for the Democrats in November. But the DCCC would rather see Mooney win than help Hunt. During the race, they pressured the West Virginia state party to assist Simpson, which it did-- while professing strict neutrality. Luckily for Hunt, virtually every labor union in the state, from the AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Teachers AFSCME and the Communications Workers of America to the building trades unions, endorsed his campaign and stood up to the DCCC's efforts to get them behind their candidate.


And you are OK with the DCCC surrender strategy because it is working out so well?

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