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wonkwest

(463 posts)
Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:54 PM Jun 2018

Crisis averted: How the Democrats avoided disaster in California

(CNN)It was painful getting there, but the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's strategy to intervene in the contentious and complicated primaries in California worked on Tuesday night and could be seen as an inflection point in the 2018 midterms should Democrats wrest control of the US House from Republicans in November.

The committee's decision to pick some Democrats over other Democrats and slam the GOP for, among many things, supporting Democratic policies stirred up liberal angst in the weeks ahead of the primary and had Republicans crying foul.

But as the dust settled on Wednesday morning, national Democratic operatives woke up -- in Washington, mostly -- confident they had scythed their way through the dense and chaotic California "jungle primary," a nonpartisan contest that advances the two leading vote-getters regardless of party affiliation, without losing any top prospects on the journey.

After months of worry and late pangs of panic, Democrats would be on the ballot in nearly all the state's 53 districts, news that is already breeding a new optimism for a fall House takeover as the general election season kicks off in the Golden State.


https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/06/politics/democrats-california-primary-crisis/index.html

The Cox bit is Villaraigosa's fault. He ran full asshole. Never run full asshole in a Democratic primary. I voted for him in the hopes of having two blues in the governor race, but he screwed up hard.
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Crisis averted: How the Democrats avoided disaster in California (Original Post) wonkwest Jun 2018 OP
Crisis my ass. spanone Jun 2018 #1
No shit... Wounded Bear Jun 2018 #2
There was a very real possibility of us getting locked out in some House races wonkwest Jun 2018 #3
I was so worried but it was all hype... Demsrule86 Jun 2018 #6
In some places wonkwest Jun 2018 #7
SNAFU DBoon Jun 2018 #4
Bullshit...there was no crisis. Demsrule86 Jun 2018 #5
 

wonkwest

(463 posts)
3. There was a very real possibility of us getting locked out in some House races
Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:05 PM
Jun 2018

When we so desperately need to take over any branch of federal government, it would've been damaging.

But, we did what we needed to do here. Now on to November.

Demsrule86

(69,096 posts)
6. I was so worried but it was all hype...
Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:31 PM
Jun 2018

so no that is not true. Anyway who cares? The GOP are mostly locked out which is good.

 

wonkwest

(463 posts)
7. In some places
Fri Jun 8, 2018, 04:00 PM
Jun 2018

But House races were very much a thing to be worried about.

For now, the potential Blue Wave is safe in California.

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