Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By Down with Tyranny
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

How Does The DCCC Lose Districts With Over 50% Latino Residents? It's A Talent That's Taken Years From They To Perfect

Thursday, November 10, 2016 22:10
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Why wouldn't you want to vote for a crook like Joe?

Last night we saw how Hispanic voters in Southern California helped two progressive women, Nanette Barragan and Eloise Reyes, beat heavily favored establishment Democrats, respectively Isadore Hall and Cheryl Brown. In Nevada, massive Latino turn-out won Nevada for Hillary Clinton, Katherine Cortez Masto for an open Senate seat, Ruben Kihuen and Jacky Rosen in two congressional seats and both houses of the state legislature.

Going into Tuesday's elections there were 7 congressional districts with over 50% Latino populations that were represented by Republicans. And today there are 7 congressional districts with over 50% Latino populations that are represented by Republicans. How is that possible? These are the districts:

FL-27- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen- 76%
CA-21- David Valadao- 74%
FL-25- Mario Diaz-Balart- 71%
FL-26- Carlos Curbelo- 69%
TX-23- Will Hurd- 68%
NM-02- Steve Pearce- 53%
TX-27- Blake Farenthold- 52%

Let's start with the fact that of the 7, the DCCC only even contested 3 races: CA-21, FL-26 and TX-23. The three candidates, respectively, Michael Eggman, Joe Garcia and Pete Gallego all ran– and lost– in 2014, Garcia and Gallego as tarnished conservative incumbents. The two of them had nothing new to offer the voters who rejected them in 2014 and they rejected them again, although at great cost to the DCCC. This is what the DCCC and Pelosi's House Majority PAC spent, ineffectively, on each one of these candidates.

FL-26- $6,101,294
TX-23- $5,301,699
CA-10- $4,708,313

They all lost. I did't visit any of these districts in the last year so I have no specific, first-hand knowledge of how incompetently the DCCC spent their money. But I did visit a somewhat similar district in L.A. County, CA-25, a district with a slight Democratic voter advantage and a population that is 38% Latino. The DCCC recruited some outsider from Orange County or Beverly Hills, Bryan Caforio, pushed him through the primary against a local aspirant and then spent $3,176,482 against the Republican opponent, Steve Knight. And I saw how incompetently they spent there money there. The ran broadcast TV from Caforio throughout the L.A. Basin. On TV ads, you pay for eye balls reached– the more eye balls, the more it costs. CA-25 has about 750,000 people. Each time the ad ran, it reached, potentially, 20 million people. You pay for 20 million pairs of eyes to reach less than 200,000 voters.

Why would they waste millions and millions of dollars on that kind of advertising? Ahh… that's why I talk about DCCC revolving door corruption. Those millions of dollars aren't meant to elect anyone– nor do they; those dollars are meant to grease the revolving door for DCCC staffers and line their pockets over several election cycles.

Ilene Ros-Lehtinen is still represents a blue district. Obama won it in 2012 with 53%. I don't have the district breakdown yet but in 2012 Obama won Miami-Dade County with 540,776 votes (62%). Tuesday, Hillary did even better– 623,006 votes (63.66%). Ros-Lehtinen won 157,763 votes (54.91%) against a weak, useless putative Democrat, Scott Fuhrman. The DCCC didn't support him. He's another Patrick Murphy spoiled rich kid and he self-financed his campaign to the tune of $694,718 and spent $759,468 to Ros-Lehtinen's $2,944,610. Until the DCCC gets serious about ignoring Wasserman Schultz and recruiting a top-notch candidate, they'll never take back FL-27, no matter how blue it gets.

The DCCC completely ignored the Democratic candidates running against Diaz-Balart, Pearce and Farenthold and each of the challengers got around 38% of the vote. Roy Barrera, who ran against Farenthold raised $20,405 and Alina Valdes, who ran against Diaz-Balart, only raised $36,442. Neither got any help from the DCCC or any other component of the Democratic establishment.

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” — Sinclair Lewis


Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.