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House Dems' campaign chief urges candidates to steer clear of convention
FoxNews.com ^ | June 27, 2012 | NA

Posted on 06/27/2012 11:16:01 AM PDT by neverdem

The top Democrat in charge of getting other Democrats elected to the House is urging his party's candidates to steer clear of the national convention later this year.

The piece of advice from Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, came during the Reuters Washington Summit Tuesday.

"If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts," Israel said of Democratic congressional candidates, according to Reuters.

The comment follows decisions by several vulnerable Democrats to skip this year's national convention -- to be held in early September in Charlotte, N.C.

"A trip to Charlotte may be interesting, but why leave your districts?" Israel reportedly said. He claimed President Obama's approval ratings had little to do with the guidance -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., former head of the DCCC, offered similar advice to candidates in 2008.

But Democrats have been ruling out attendance this year at a rather steady clip.

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is facing a tough re-election fight, was among the latest to decide against attending the once-every-four-years affair...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York; US: North Carolina; US: Pennsylvania; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012; corruption; dccc; democratparty; democrats; elections; nodemocrats2012; obama; steveisrael
Israel to rats, run for your lives - away from Obama! He's trying to stop the hemorrhage from Jacksonian Democrats. Didn't Steve Israel just barely keep his own seat in November 2010?
1 posted on 06/27/2012 11:16:13 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
Internal Democrat polls on Obama's approval rating must be really, really bad.
2 posted on 06/27/2012 11:28:40 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: neverdem
Wondering,

How far can the can this ship sink?

3 posted on 06/27/2012 11:34:26 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Thane_Banquo

And that’s probably looking on the bright side.


4 posted on 06/27/2012 11:34:39 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: neverdem

Obama must be planning to turn that thing into a full-blown Alinskyfest.


5 posted on 06/27/2012 12:22:36 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: neverdem
they don't want to bask if the glow and glory of the boy in all his preeminence???
6 posted on 06/27/2012 6:25:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: neverdem

TEA PARTY IN CHARLOTTE FOR THE DEM CONVENTION!


7 posted on 06/28/2012 9:26:54 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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