Duckworth and the DCCC: myth debunked [Updated]
by Fran for Dean, Fri Mar 10, 2006 at 06:15:28 AM EST
The past couple months, there have been many accusations from people (including myself) of the DCCC recruiting giving support to Tammy Duckworth while ignoring Christine Cegelis. The argument from many Duckworth supporters is that the DCCC was not getting involved, it was just individuals who happen to run the DCCC (like Rahm Emmanuel) who decided to jump in on their own.
I think today's online chat with DCCC Executive Director has cleared up that controversy. In that brief chat, he took the opportunity to mention Duckworth's name specifically three times, in response to two different questions. One of the questions was about veterans running for congress, so I'll let that one slide (even though he didn't make mention of the other 50 or so Fighting Dems), but the other question was specifically about Patrick Murphy in PA-08.
I hope this clears up any confusion of whether the DCCC is or is not supporting Tammy Duckworth.[Update] jakester points out the money quote that I somehow missed:"We have been actively working with veterans running for Congress. We couldn't be more proud and excited about people like Tammy Duckworth and Patrick Murphy to name a few. Helping them build good teams, providing strategic advice, and building the resources necessary to run a modern campaign." The text of the chat is available here.