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DCCC War with Texas Democrat Laura Moser Escalates Yet Again

The national Democratic organization claimed the incident was a staff error, but Moser isn’t buying it.

By NTK Staff | 04.19.2018 @11:00am
DCCC War with Texas Democrat Laura Moser Escalates Yet Again

Liberal Democrat Laura Moser is locked in a tight runoff race to be the Democratic candidate in Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Moser is running against fellow Democrat Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, who earned the most votes on the March 6 primary.

But Moser’s path to the runoff was not an easy one. Weeks before the election, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released opposition research that painted Moser in a negative light. The move, a Democrat committee releasing damaging information about a Democrat candidate, was unprecedented, and the backlash was immediate.

The DCCC’s move didn’t hurt Moser at all. In fact, some argue attacking her may have elevated her campaign heading into the May 22 runoff.

But the story doesn’t end there. This week, the DCCC “accidentally” included Fletcher’s name on a list of candidates it is supporting in 2018. When contacted by the Houston Chronicle, a DCCC aide called it a “communications staff drafting error.”

But Moser isn’t buying it.

“This morning, the DCCC sent out an email endorsing our primary opponent,” she wrote in a fundraising pitch to supporters. “They later called it a ‘communications staff drafting error’ — which, like ‘mistakes were made,’ is what people in Washington say when they don’t want to take responsibility for something.”

The DCCC has long believed that Moser is too liberal to win the Texas 7th and would prefer a more moderate Democrat like Fletcher be the nominee. But at a certain point, the committee’s meddling began to backfire, and this week’s stunt demonstrates they just don’t know when to stop.

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