Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of Andrew Romanoff’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign:
Big (bad) news from The Intercept: Senate Democrats' Campaign Arm Is Pressuring Consultants Not To Work With Leading Progressive Candidate In Colorado
This is nuts. A progressive governor just won by over 10 points in Colorado by campaigning on Medicare For All. Progressive U.S. Senate candidate (and former CO House Speaker) Andrew Romanoff is running on Medicare For All and already raised $1 million.
So, the national Democratic establishment tells smart operatives not to help progressives flip this Republican seat? (Worse…they do this so Dems can potentially lose with conservative John Hickenlooper, who inspired nobody in the presidential race?)
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Details from the story:
- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee “pressured consultants from at least five firms not to work with a leading progressive in the race.”
- “At least five firms and 25 prospective staff turned down working with his campaign….citing pressure from the DSCC.”
- A consultant who spoke to The Intercept on the condition of anonymity said that their firm had been far along in talks to work for Romanoff…The firm was told by a top DSCC staffer that they “absolutely under no circumstances could work for Andrew Romanoff, so we withdrew our offer to be his consulting firm.”
This follows the ridiculous #Blacklist of progressive consultants from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — which backfired and ended up raising money for progressive House candidates.
“First they came for the House candidates; now they’re gonna come for the Senate candidates,” said Heather Brewer, who is managing the Senate campaign of New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, a progressive who was snubbed by the DSCC.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
— The PCCC Elections Team