Hoyer at center of corporate Dem intervention in Colo. primary

Rather than have a fair, honest primary election, the DCCC "selected" the Colorado candidate ahead of time and have been shuttling money and resources to a corporate lawyer they favor. Hoyer tried to get the progressive candidate to withdraw. This is back-door, anti-democratic politics, says Drew Langlois.

/By Drew Langlois/ Yesterday (April 26) The Intercept published a revelation that is simultaneously shocking and yet entirely unsurprising. Maryland Congressman and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer has been working with the DCCC to undermine the democratic primary in Colorado. There is incontrovertible recorded proof, check the article for yourself. And yes, that IS legal in Colorado, though House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi seems more concerned about the legality of the recording than their undermining of the democratic process, as reported in USA Today.

rockwell_town_meeting_that_ain't_right.jpgRather than have a fair, honest primary election, the DCCC "selected" the candidate ahead of time and have been shuttling money and resources to Jason Crow, a corporate lawyer, rather than allowing the Progressive candidate Levi Tilleman, an author, inventor, and former official with the Obama administration’s Energy Department, have a fair election. One wonders if that has something to do with why the Sierra Club would back Crow, who has in the past defended fracking in court, and if they should consider retracting that endorsement?

But all of that is in Colorado -- what does that mean for us here in Maryland? Well, if that is the kind of dirty politics that Steny Hoyer and the DCCC plans to play, it is worth considering his endorsement of Rushern Baker for Governor. If this is the kind of backdoor, anti-democratic politics they pursue, how can we trust that Rushern hasn't already been compromised by those same people that don't want you to have a real say in your government?

We hope that you can see through this puppetry to better candidates who are running primarily on small donor dollars, who run actual grassroots campaigns, and work with political organizations such as that of Ben Jealous.

It's time that Corporate Dems kept their thumbs off the scale!

#MDPoli #CleanCampaigns #FairElectionsNow


Drew Langlois is an activist with Frederick County Progressives.