October 08, 2013


GOP Shutdown Actions Helping Democrats Recruit

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), who heads up the House Democratic campaign effort, told Democratic lawmakers at a closed door meeting today "that GOP shutdown shenanigans were giving Dems a big recruiting boost, by prompting reluctant Dem candidates to express renewed interest in running in very tough GOP-held districts," Greg Sargent reports.

"Israel, the chair of the DCCC, also said that if the 2012 House elections had been held today, with polls showing what they are now showing, Dems would have taken back the House, according to several sources present."










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