Hi, this is a place to post comments on meeting with DCCC.
I’ll start with Dale’s framing of questions for the meeting:
I [Dale] suggest starting with a general open-ended question about DCCC’s role in picking candidates. Here are questions I would like to get answers to:
- The DCCC picked 24 “red-to-blue” candidates to focus on. How does that work?
- How were they chosen?
- What does it mean to announce those picks but say it isn’t an endorsement? What was the electorate supposed to understand from that?
- What kind of support did those candidates get?
- Did the DCCC give money to candidates other than those 24? If so, did any candidates competing with the 24 get DCCC financial backing?
- It seems that none of the 24 were the most liberal candidate in the race. Why is that?
- Specifically, Dana Balter in NYS had no competitors until the DCCC got involved. She had local Democratic party support. Why did the DCCC recruit another candidate, one who didn’t seem likely to win?
- How much is Representative Nadler expected to raise for the party?
- I get regular emails from Representative Nadler asking for money to help win back the House. Those contributions go to the Jerry Nadler for Congress fund. How much is used for his own campaign and how much for others? Does it go to the DCCC or to individual candidates that he personally picks?
- What candidates did Rep. Nadler endorse and/or campaign for?
- What are Rep. Nadler’s thoughts about who owns the Democratic party and how much it should be opened up and become more democratic?
Please add your comments below