Skip to comments.Seeking edge, Democrats meddle in GOP races
Posted on 06/03/2014 5:22:26 AM PDT by cotton1706
Democrats, faced with a daunting 2014 political environment, are increasingly embracing a sly tactic aimed at turning races in their favor: making mischief in Republican primaries.
In Senate and House races in states from Arizona to North Carolina, Democrats have used TV ads and mailers to either denigrate establishment GOP candidates or promote their more conservative primary opponents. The goal is to get the more conservative and, in theory, less electable GOP pol to the general election.
The tactic, which has aided Democrats in the past, hasnt yielded much success so far this year. But the party has at least three opportunities on Tuesday in congressional primaries in California and New Jersey. In a season when Democrats are mostly playing defense, strategists say its worth trying to meddle with a Republican Party riven by internal conflicts.
In every cycle, we all look back and say, Gee, that race sure would have been more winnable if only X candidate had won the primary. And this cycle, even more than in the past, the Democrats are committed to making sure that what if turns into the inevitable, said Jefrey Pollock, a Democratic pollster who is involved in a number of races this year.
The offensives in California and New Jersey have come in the form of sneak attacks launched quietly by Democratic groups in the final days before voters head to the polls. In both instances, the Democratic groups are running ads that use language appealing to the conservative voters most likely to vote in a GOP primary.
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Claire McCackle’s M.O.
In Wisconsin the Democrats are screaming because a Republican ringer snuck into a fund raiser for the Democrat governor’s candidate, Mary Burke. They are very upset that the Republican’s are “fighting dirty”. Perhaps the Democrats should require picture ID’s?
One would have thought that lingering memories of the Reagan Democrats would have entered the thought process. Maybe it is a good thing they don’t teach history to liberals.
It’s only ‘fighting dirty’ when Republicans do it, you know.
You can complain about ‘double standards’ all you want but Dems do NOT have standards.