Patrick Murphy on Principles & Values
I, on the other hand, am an angry black woman. I'm angry that the Florida Democratic Party leaders see black people as nothing more than votes during election cycles. I'm angry that the party that is supposed to be about equality, isn't equal at all when it comes to our community. I'm angry that I'm supposed to vote for the Patrick Murphys of the party, when those same people will never vote for someone who looks like me.
In this day of police violence toward our community, you will never hear Patrick Murphy stand up for you. He will never speak out. Why? Because he'd rather ignore the African-American community than upset some racist white Democrats. Wake up, black people!
Today, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee officially endorsed Murphy, despite the fact other candidates, including liberal-backed Alan Grayson, are said to still be mulling candidacies.
The DSCC is existing senate Democrats' main campaign and fundraising organization, with the goal of getting other Dems elected to the senate. The DSCC usually endorses incumbents straightaway but picks and chooses which open primaries it gets involved in.
However, the members of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida oppose Murphy and remain frustrated with the establishment's refusal to consider other candidates--including Grayson.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has added nine candidates to its "Red to Blue" list, a designation singling out strong campaigns in open or Republican-held districts. The list now includes two categories: targeted districts and "emerging" districts which may be targeted later.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is funding two programs [mostly via PAC-funded TV advertising] in the 2014 cycle: "Red-to-Blue" in Republican-held districts, and "Frontline" to defend Democratic-held districts.
Press Release from DCCCDemocratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel named 26 of his colleagues to the Frontline program, a committee program designed to protect their most vulnerable incumbents. "We call this program Frontline for a reason--these Members are on the vanguard of protecting and expanding the middle class," Israel said in a written statement. "While the 2014 campaign will be dominated by a strong offense taking on the Tea Party Republican Congress, our success begins with our Members," added Israel, a Democrat from New York. "These battle-tested men and women have proven time and again that they can win because no one better reflects the values of their districts."
Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn. will spearhead the program as its chairman. He's a Frontline alumnus as recently as the 2012 cycle. Otherwise, the list includes several freshman members and Blue Dog Democrats:
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