Former Obama Admin. Staffers Slam DCCC for Attacking Dem Candidate in Texas

Washington Free Beacon | 2/26/2018 | Cameron Cawthorne (Posted by) Level 3
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne

Former Obama administration staffers slammed the campaign arm of House Democrats on Monday for publishing opposition research last week against a Democratic congressional candidate in Texas.

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last Thursday published opposition research on its website against Laura Moser, calling her a "Washington insider" and criticizing her for speaking negatively about Texas. The public release of opposition research against Moser prompted liberal podcast "Pod Save America" co-hosts Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor to castigate the DCCC for attacking a candidate from their own party.

Favreau, a former Obama speechwriter, said that much of the opposition research against Moser, who is running in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District, was "misleading" and that he has "no idea" what the DCCC was thinking when they decided to publicly target Moser. He went on to say that it was "pretty bullshit" for them to take Moser out of context for a previous comment she made about Paris, Texas.

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"The way this—these morons—the way this works is when you pay an advertising firm, half of that money then goes back out to the TV stations or the digital ad buyers, who then place your ads," said Vietor, a former national security spokesman and assistant press secretary under Obama. "This pisses me off on two levels… I'm fine with the...
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