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Rep. Moulton: Dems can’t right message or the messenger
Democratic Congressman responds after Nancy Pelosi wins the race for house minority leader
Washington-Democrats and their supporters are recruited and supported dozens of military veterans running in this year’s elections-including some in deep red districts send to the challenge of the Republican party for the so-called “guns-and-God” voice and the reach of the party-the ultimate mission, the control of the house.
“Veterans are particularly attractive candidates, the districts in the key swing,” Massachusetts Democratic Republic of the Seth Moulton, who served four tours in Iraq and led such efforts, told Fox News. “Veterans have the credibility, not only with Democrats, but with independents and Republicans, as well. You are the kind of people respected for their leadership, not only its policy.”
Moulton advocates has 19 military veterans in this year’s house races, and plans to return a total of 24 — the exact number of seats that Democrats need to win in order to repeat the control of the house, with the primary races begin in a few months.
Republicans, at least in the elections in the past decades is largely won, the military vote, including the 2016 White house race, where Republican Donald Trump took 60 percent of the vote, according to exit polls.
But Democrats see an opportunity this year, what are you of the opinion of the President of the lack of respect for the military-including his offhanded remark about the Arizona GOP sen. John McCain, the prisoner in Vietnam and with the trumpet public spat with a gold star military family.
(Midterm Democratic candidate, and military veteran Conor Lamb)
Moulton, a first-term Congressman and Harvard graduate, has criticized trump even called him a “draft dodger.” (Trump received a series of student deferments while in College and a medical deferment after graduation, according to Selective Service records.)
But he is also outspoken about Washington Democrats and the persistent anti-Trump-platform, instead of a per-touts-jobs message and practiced what he calls “the next generation of Democrats,” including war veterans.
VoteVets.org a liberal-leaning political action committee, is a carrier of 36-democratic military-in this year, the Congress-races-three seats of the senators and 33 house incumbents or challengers is veterans.
We need a really new message, a serious jobs plan, all Americans, and a bigger tent not a smaller one. Focus on the future.
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) 21. June 2017
The group was founded in 2006 to help veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war, and were against the war in Iraq, the Congress voted.
Four of the group around 46 veteran candidate that year, won races in their congressional, enough to help Democrats capture the house.
But the group has higher expectations this year, mainly because of the “enormous amount of anti-Trump feeling” and the Democrats as “shut out of everything” from the White house to Congress to statehouses across the country, says Jon Soltz, VoteVets Chairman and co-founder.
He is of the opinion that in 2018 the candidates in a better position to win than in previous years-if you consider what you have done since leaving the military, and because they have a solid “infrastructure” of successful Democratic veterans in Congress.
Among the names he mentioned were Moulton, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who lost in fact, in 2006, as a seat for the first time, ran for a house.
“There is a big difference,” said Soltz, who points to the candidates like Christina Houlahan, a former Air Force officer, and non-Profit CEO with degrees from Stanford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania.
“It is a broader definition of service,” Soltz continued. “The candidates are much more professional.”
Houlahan is running in the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, a suburb of Philadelphia-the seat occupied by GOP incumbent Rep. Ryan Costello. He won re-election in 2016 by 14 percentage points. But Trump and the Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton essentially tied in the district.
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Yet Democrats, ” the efforts of top-tier veteran candidates running to help, to win back the white middle-class voters who went for Trump stiff challenge.
The two-year budget deal recently by the Congress cross-party support had passed, but the Republicans in the GOP-controlled Congress, which argued successfully that the increase in the expenditure was a $400 billion agreement necessary to the U.S. military under strict spending caps of deterioration.
“Our government has no greater responsibility than supporting our men and women in harm’s way,” speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the measure increases the cap on military spending to around $160 billion.
In addition, the tax cuts in the last year signed by Trump after he passed in Congress without a single Democratic vote, is also presenting a challenge for the Democrats, the balances once appeared to be a wave election.
Two recent polls show Democrats losing by double digits leads in the so-called “generic” polls, the questions of potential voters which party they prefer in the congressional race, although the history shows that the party has no control over the White house, historically, about 30 seats in the midterm.
The Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee, whose task is to help the Republicans elected and re-elected to the house, did not respond to requests for comment for this story.
The democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the NRCC’s counterpart, told Fox News on Friday, more than race 40 military veterans-which candidate in the midterm.
“We are thrilled by the incredible candidates with records of service to their nation, who have stepped up to for office this cycle to run,” said DCCC spokesman Tyler law. “There is no doubt that veterans have unique skills and experiences, providing them with important credibility with the Democrats, Independent and Republican voters alike.”
The first real test might come in a few weeks-in Western Pennsylvania, where democratic candidate Conor Lamb, a Federal Prosecutor and ex-Marine with an Ivy League law degree, is in competition for an open seat against Republican candidate Rick Saccone, a state legislator and Air Force veteran.
Trump the district won by almost 20 points. Lamb to the preservation of the race is to close to the rear about 3% – points in the vote for the special election on may 13. March.
To say lamb, that the tax cuts are more likely to be a gift to large companies than SMEs, and that they would have been adopted, without increasing the state debt.
The 33-year-old candidate has also tried to distance themselves from the Washington establishment, particularly House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who said the employee bonuses in connection with the tax cuts amount to “crumbs.”
Meanwhile, Washington Republicans and their political action groups reportedly spending million on TV and digital ads for the protection of the seat.
“Everyone (except lamb), you must see that the last round of polling shows that public support for the Republican tax cuts,” said the RNC last week.
In addition, the Vice President of Pence has stumped in the area for Saccone, and Trump is planning a visit before the day of the election.
The DCCC seems to be noncommittal about whether or not it is still money in the race.
“We will continue to monitor that the choice of day-to-day,” the group’s chairman, Rep. Ray Ben Lujan, said recently. “But make no mistake, Conor will have the resources he needs to compete.”
Nevertheless, his statement is not to be regarded as a sign of defeat.
Moulton, and others during the past summer the establishment Democrats for the investing devastated so much to gain in their failed effort, a special election congressional race in the Atlanta suburbs, which is likely to help you trying to avoid the same mistakes, as outside groups continue to lamb.
Among the other much-vaunted democratic military veterans-the candidates in this year Navy veteran, Gil Cisneros, is running for a house seat in southern California now open by the retirement of GOP Rep. Ed Royce, and Mikie Sherrill, a naval Academy graduate and former helicopter pilot in the competition for the House seat open by the retirement of GOP Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the house appropriations Committee
“You just scared him out of the race because she is just an incredible leader,” Moulton last said in the NBC “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
At the beginning of the 115th Congress, 102 members have either serve or served in the military. This number was one more than at the start of the 114. Congress, but six less than at the beginning of the 113. Congress. The house has 79 veterans and members of the Senate, the 19, according to the Congressional Research Service on Fox News.