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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 08:48 PM

months before any scandal, a centrist Pac w/ Dems was backing a Rethug against Katie Hill

Democrat-backed Centrist PAC Is Supporting a Republican Against a Vulnerable Swing-District Incumbent

July 19 2019, 5:33 p.m

https://theintercept.com/2019/07/19/centrist-democrats-target-freshman-representative/

THE POLITICAL ACTION committee affiliated with a bipartisan caucus on Capitol Hill is spending money to back a Republican challenge to Rep. Katie Hill of California, a freshman Democrat who has been an independent and at times progressive voice in the House, despite serving in a district previously held by the GOP. Hill is what’s known as a “front-liner” in Democratic caucus politics, because she’ll face a difficult challenge to hold on to her seat in California’s 25th District. Mike Garcia, an Iraq War veteran, launched his campaign in April, and the With Honor PAC jumped in to support him that same month. House Democratic leadership crafts its entire political and legislative strategy around protecting front-liners like Hill, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently chastised the caucus for criticizing vulnerable front-liners, suggesting they hit her instead.

That makes the support for a Republican challenger from the For Country Caucus, which includes at least 10 Democrats, fairly remarkable, particularly as House incumbents have launched a full-blown counterrevolution against the so-called Squad and the organization that backs them, Justice Democrats, accusing them of undermining the party by targeting incumbents.


Justice Democrats, which became a prominent actor in Democratic politics after helping elect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, however, has so far not endorsed a single challenger to a front-line Democrat, even as a new centrist caucus backs a Republican against Hill. The caucus is co-chaired by California Democrat Jimmy Panetta, who was first elected in 2016 and is the son of longtime Democratic operative and former Rep. Leon Panetta. The caucus also includes Democratic Reps. Seth Moulton, Mass., Chrissy Houlahan, Pa., Gil Cisneros, Calif., Jason Crow, Colo., Jared Golden, Maine, Conor Lamb, Pa., Elaine Luria, Va., Max Rose, N.Y., and Mikie Sherrill of N.J.
None of the caucus members responded to a request for comment.

In 2018 primaries, Crow, Luria, and Cisneros faced progressive primary opponents and won with the weight of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee behind them. They are now linked up with a PAC working in direct opposition to the interests of the DCCC.



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This PAC was started with help from Jeff Bezos (10 million dollars), Howard Schultz, etc etc

they ran an attack advert against Lauren Baer, a Democratic candidate for Florida’s 18th Congressional District and supported the Republican, Mast as well



https://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/recips.php?cycle=2018&cmte=C00659011





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Reply months before any scandal, a centrist Pac w/ Dems was backing a Rethug against Katie Hill (Original post)
Celerity Oct 2019 OP
Dawson Leery Oct 2019 #1
leftstreet Oct 2019 #2
diva77 Oct 2019 #3
OldRed2450 Oct 2019 #4
diva77 Oct 2019 #5
Indykatie Oct 2019 #6
Celerity Oct 2019 #8
rockfordfile Oct 2019 #7

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 08:57 PM

1. kick

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 09:08 PM

2. wtf?

This is nutz

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 09:24 PM

3. K & frickin' R for frickin' exposure

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 09:29 PM

4. Jeff Bezos (10 million dollars), Howard Schultz

 

I would not call them democrats or centrist. Maybe in their mind.

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Response to OldRed2450 (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 09:38 PM

5. good point

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 10:13 PM

6. So Hill Was Targeted as a Freshman by a Sleazy PAC

That doesn't change the fact she allowed herself to be caught in a sexual scandal involving lower level staff and is the victim of a stolen? nude picture posted on the internet.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 11:32 PM

8. no, just using this to highlight other rot that is going on, not making excuses for Hill at all

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 11:24 PM

7. there should be a investigation into this corruption

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