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Good Morning!

I’m not sure if this has been posted before, but polarbear, is this the story you mentioned yesterday? The DCCC endorsing centrist candidates in primaries?

Democrats Openly Back Establishment Candidates for 2018 Primaries

This week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced its support for seven more congressional candidates as part of its Red to Blue program, an effort to flip congressional districts with open seats currently held by Republicans. According to the DCCC website, the endorsements include “organizational and fundraising support to help them continue to run strong campaigns.”

But the DCCC’s support comes before the candidates have even won their primary races, in many cases against progressive candidates. Despite the competitive primaries many of their backed candidates face, the DCCC is pouring resources and funding into their campaigns before voters can even decide on who to nominate.

In contrast to these endorsements, the DCCC sent out a memo to all Democratic Congressional candidates in December 2017, that stipulated every candidate must refrain from attacking other candidates in primary races, and go on a unity tour after the primary election ends.

What kind of shit is that?! The DCCC wants to pick the primary candidates, kneecap their fellow Democratic challengers by limiting how they run their campaigns AND force them to back the one getting all of the money and support from the DCCC by making them agree in advance to go on a “unity tour” afterwards??

That doesn’t sound very ‘democratic’! (You WILL comply!)



“It’s about a systemic effort to disenfranchise Democratic voters. The DCCC is acting like these contests are fair fights, and they’re not.”


Indeed. Makes me want to leave.

But then i go to a campaign meeting for our local commissioner…..

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