"The Washington Post has just broken a story that the DCCC is pulling out of 8 democratic house races. Of course the official party line will be that they think they've won in CD2 where corruption-plagued Cedric Richmond faces Republican Joseph Cao. But the truth is when DNC Chair Kaines was in NOLA over the weekend he was testing the waters to be sure all was okay, to see how far out there the White House should get and they apparently did NOT like what they learned. Obama insiders and former congressional candidates are saying the DNC ran Richmond's resume finally and were freaked out, not only by his problems but by purported problems of his key campaign aides, such as guru Ike Spears. Hence, DCCC is pulling the plug. And today, Assessor Erroll Williams, Councilwoman Stacy Head and other democrats declared their support for Cao, citing his honesty and record. Wonder if this will be discussed in this week's debates?"
However, in what appears to be an effort to trump Republican Congressman Cao's campaign's claim that Democrat Cedric Richmond is losing favor of the White House who had endorsed the Democrat's campaign, Richmond released the following to Bayoubuzz:
"Below you will find an email from Vice President Joe Biden, asking voters to support the Richmond campaign financially.. Rep. Richmond has enjoyed a strong showing of support from the Democratic Party. Most recently Gov. Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), traveled to the Second District to campaign with Rep. Richmond.
Throughout the campaign, many Democratic leaders have lent their support by campaigning with Richmond in the Second District. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and House Majority Whip James Clyburn have already visited parts of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish with Rep. Richmond. Next week House Democratic Majority Leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer will meet with Richmond supporters.
Richmond is also the only candidate for whom President Obama has recorded a television commercial in the general election.
Media Relations Consultant
"A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go,
but ought to be."- Rosalynn Carter
From: Joe Biden
Sent: Thu, Oct 14, 2010 7:30 am
Subject: Right Now
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