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DCCC Will Not Work with Any Political Firm That Engages in Dem Primaries

"The DCCC can do anything it wants to try to prevent the next generation of Democrats from taking power. They will not succeed..."

By NTK Staff | 03.22.2019 @12:00pm
DCCC Will Not Work with Any Political Firm That Engages in  Dem Primaries

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent a letter on Friday to more than 100 political firms announcing that it would not “contract with nor recommend to House candidates any political vendors that work to oust sitting members of Congress.”

The National Journal reported:

“The campaign arm on Friday sent out a list of hiring standards to more than 100 political firms, including one provision that made clear it will neither contract with nor recommend to House candidates any political vendors that work to oust sitting members of Congress. That offers key protection to the caucus’s moderate members in battleground seats, where House control will be won or lost.”

This is clearly an attempt by the DCCC to quiet some of the far-left members of the House Democratic Caucus, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who have said they would support primary challenges to some of the more moderate members of the House Democratic Caucus.

Earlier this year, Politico reported that Ocasio-Cortez was hell-bent on finding and publicly supporting a primary challenger to House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).

Another report followed that indicated that a progressive group named Justice Democrats, which has ties to Ocasio-Cortez, planned to back primary challengers to Democratic incumbents in 2020 in their continued attempt to move the Democratic Party further to the extreme left.

“The core mission of the DCCC is electing House Democrats, which includes supporting and protecting incumbents,” the memo said according to the National Journal.

“Unless you have a steady stream of income coming from another source, it would be very difficult to navigate the House world if you were shut out by the DCCC,” Ian Russell, a campaign media strategist and a former top official at the DCCC, told the National Journal about the committee’s decision.

Sean McElwee is the co-founder of Data for Progress, one of the progressive groups that is “helping recruit primary challengers.” He told National Journal that “the DCCC can do anything it wants to try to prevent the next generation of Democrats from taking power. They will not succeed.”

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