House Democratic Candidates Avoid DNC Like The Plague
As the Democratic National Convention begins today in Philadelphia, an astounding 84 percent of the House Democrats’ top recruits (32 out of 38 members of the DCCC’s Red to Blue program) are skipping the Clinton coronation. National Journal reports:
The list of absentee Democrats includes a trio of this cycle’s top Senate recruits, all but one of the candidates running in the five most competitive races for governor, and the overwhelming majority of Democrats competing in the party’s most targeted House races.
In choosing to the sit out the confab, campaigns repeatedly cited scheduling conflicts or the need to remain in their home states to campaign. None pointed to presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as a factor….
Of the 38 candidates listed in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” program, just six told National Journal they are at least planning to be in Philadelphia, while 32 will not make the trip.
House Democratic candidates have plenty of reasons to skip the progressive pow-wow in Philadelphia. They have struggled all year to explain their support for Hillary Clinton – their politically toxic nominee who the FBI just called “extremely careless.”
They have run away from questions about whether they support Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. In addition, they will want to avoid questions about a radical Democratic platform that dramatically expands ObamaCare, raises taxes, and expands government bureaucracy.
The top of the ticket is already losing hope for the House Democrats’ chances this fall, with Tim Kaine last night predicting that the House will remain in Republican control. While these Democrats may shy away from Philadelphia, the fact remains that they would all be rubber stamps for the Clinton-Pelosi liberal agenda in Congress.