DCCC Blacklist

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is pushing back against a new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) rule that penalizes pollsters, strategists and other campaign vendors if they work for Democratic candidates challenging incumbents in primaries. The Boston Democrat, who unseated longtime Rep. Michael Capuano in Massachusetts’ 7th district in November, said the rule “slams the door” on Read More
Denouncing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s new policy of cutting off firms that work with primary challengers as “divisive” and “harmful,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday advised small-dollar donors to stop giving money to the DCCC and instead donate to progressive candidates directly. “The DCCC’s new rule to blacklist + boycott anyone who does business with Read More
Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Wednesday condemned the DCCC’s new policy of cutting off funds to primary challengers, saying the rule will shut down “competition of ideas” and alienate the party’s grassroots base. “Primaries are often the only way that under-represented and working class people are able to have a shot at pursuing elected office. Read More
THE LEADERSHIP OF the Congressional Progressive Caucus has met with the top brass at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and pushed back hard against a new party policy to blacklist consultants who work with primary challengers. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., vice chair of the caucus, was also in the meeting with Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., Read More
Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus clashed Wednesday with the head of Democratic campaign arm over a new policy that they say hurts primary challengers nationwide — but which campaign officials have no plans to drop. A meeting between Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Cheri Bustos and progressive members became heated as Bustos’ liberal Read More
The American political system is dominated by a two-party duopoly that uses its control over election laws to suppress challenges to its power. That statement might sound like Nader-ite agit-prop, but it is a plain fact, widely recognized by scholars of comparative politics. “Perhaps the clearest case of overt partisan manipulation of [election] rules is the United States, Read More