Democrats Struggling To Recruit Strong Candidates

Democrats Struggling To Recruit Strong Candidates

The NBC station in Helena, Montana, reported that Quist even lied about his hunting record, claiming to be a lifelong hunter and fisherman despite having no state fishing or hunting license since at least 2002, the start of automated records.

“As an opposition research firm … it’s kind of been a dream for us,” said Jeremy Adler, a spokesman for America Rising Squared. “They don’t seem to muster consideration for Congress.”

Adler, of America Rising Squared, said Democrats are in danger of making the same mistake they made in 2016 when well-known and well-worn candidates like former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, and former Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh all went down to a defeat in an election that started with high hopes among liberals that Republicans would lose their Senate majority.

“I’d look to the 2016 Senate races,” Adler said. “Look at the candidates they recruited. They recruited retreads. They recruited Ted Strickland, who’d been around forever. They recruited Russ Feingold, who already had been fired once by the voters.”

May 8, 2017

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