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Democrat Congressional Candidate Admits Constituents Don’t Care About Russia

"Running on Russia, if not a message that gets through to his constituents, it's one that's getting through to the national Democratic base in terms of fundraising."

By NTK Staff | 02.19.2018 @11:59am

MSNBC profiled Democratic candidate Andrew Janz, who is running against Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and has raised a considerable amount off of the Russian investigation, a message that Janz admitted to MSNBC doesn’t resonate with constituents of California’s 22nd Congressional District.

MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff went to California’s 22nd Congressional District to interview Janz, who claims to have raised over $500,000 after Nunes released the controversial Russia memo earlier in February.

“Janz has been raising money to get his message out by talking about Russia,” Soboroff reported.

Soboroff asked a couple of residents if they had been following Russian investigation, which did not seem to be a top priority for anyone Soboroff interviewed.

“It’s almost as if we’re really running, you know, two campaigns. We got to focus on the issues. At the end of the day, that’s what the people care about the most,” Janz told Soboroff. “The national attention is good because we’re going to need to raise the resources to tell my story.”

“One of the things I’ve been criticized for is only talking about Russia, which couldn’t be further from the truth,” Janz continued.

Soboroff asked Janz why is everyone talking about Andrew Janz and Russia.

“No offense, but you folks in the media only talk about the Russian thing, so when I’m there talking about water and infrastructure, that’s not covered or that’s not played on cable news,” Janz explained.

“The odds, guys, are still stacked against Andrew Janz. But running on Russia, if not a message that gets through to his constituents, it’s one that’s getting through to the national Democratic base in terms of fundraising, that’s for sure,” Soboroff reported.

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