NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Primaries and the DCCC

In another case of anything can happen in a primary, last night a Democratic candidate for Florida's Tenth Congressional District who was placed on the DCCC's emerging races list lost to his primary opponent. While the emerging list is not an endorsement by the DCCC it is a signal that those candidates could perform well and move up to the Red to Blue endorsement. This is not any speculation about what will happen here, simply another example on the influence or lack thereof of the DCCC in primaries. There were multiple candidates in the FL-9 race, whereas in NY-13 there will just be two in a head to head race. Certainly having the DCCC on your side is a strong benefit but it does not guarantee anything.

see also The primary, the DCCC and history lessons



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