Strife Among Democrats?

Zellner tweet suggests DCCC out of touch with rank and file Democrats

Tom Puckett
June 28, 2018 - 4:00 am

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After a pair of surprising congressional primary losses downstate, Jeremy Zellner says the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is out of touch with the rank and file. One GOP strategist believes it's the start of something nationally we've already seen locally.

Michael Caputo says Zellner's tweet is about how the DCCC tried to interfere with selecting the challenger to Chris Collins. "In Washington, the local selection of the candidate is considered the worst in the country, Nate McMurray," says Caputo. He notes another candidate, Sean Bunny, was one Collins did not want to run against and was able to raise money.

Caputo says both Republicans and Democrats were divided at the end of the 2016 election, but it was easier for the GOP to regain control of their base because they had control of the House, Senate and the presidency. "The Democrats control nothing, they have a very ascendant socialist wing of the party," evident by Joe Crowley's upset loss to a socialist. Caputo believes the Democratic party is in a revolution right now.

Caputo says Democrats nationally could soon experience what we've seen locally. "The Democrats are experiencing the same kind of division Democrats in Erie County have seen for the last ten years. It's basically stopped them from winning elections they should have won," says Caputo. He says the socialist faction of the Democrats are going to disrupt the midterms in 2018 for the party.

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