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DCCC Accused of Meddling in Yet Another Congressional Primary Race

"The actions in NY-24 are unfortunately just the latest example of the DCCC not taking into account the work happening at the grassroots this year."

By NTK Staff | 04.05.2018 @10:00am
DCCC Accused of Meddling in Yet Another Congressional Primary Race

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has been accused, yet again, of meddling in a Democratic primary race. This time, it’s in New York’s 24th Congressional District.

The four county Democratic chairs in the 24th Congressional District released a joint statement on Wednesday after Juanita Perez Williams unexpectedly entered the race. They accused the DCCC of meddling in the primary.

The Auburn Public Citizen reported:

“The chairs released a joint statement Wednesday criticizing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for “meddling” in the 24th district race. The comments are in response to the DCCC’s apparent effort to get Perez Williams, who ran unsuccessfully for Syracuse mayor last year, on the Democratic congressional primary ballot.”

“The actions in NY-24 are unfortunately just the latest example of the DCCC not taking into account the work happening at the grassroots this year,” the chairs said in a statement. “From leaders in the Indivisible movement to party and elected officials, we stand united behind our designated nominee, Dana Balter, and against D.C. meddling that has hampered far too many races thus far.”

This isn’t the first time that the DCCC has been accused of meddling in a Democratic primary during the 2018 election cycle.

The DCCC dropped opposition research against a Democratic candidate running for Congress in Texas, a tactic that drew criticism from party leadership.

In another Texas Democratic primary, the DCCC was accused of meddling when it added a candidate to their “Red to Blue” program.

It has been reported that the DCCC is also contemplating using similar tactics in crowded Democratic primaries in California.

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