Skip to comments.House Dems' campaign chief urges candidates to steer clear of convention
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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How far can the can this ship sink?
And that’s probably looking on the bright side.
Obama must be planning to turn that thing into a full-blown Alinskyfest.
TEA PARTY IN CHARLOTTE FOR THE DEM CONVENTION!
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