House Dems' campaign chief a moderate who wins in Trump land
The party's House majority will be as meager as 222-213 next year, the tightest partisan gap in two decades. Maloney worked on Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign and joined the White House after Clinton's 1996 reelection. “Those of us in the LGBT community have seen the system work, and it has worked because we worked,” Maloney said. In 2018 he sought the House campaign committee chairmanship but withdrew when he was hospitalized for an infection. Farrell runs a consulting firm that he says was blacklisted by the campaign committee under Bustos after it helped candidates challenging Democratic incumbents.
As the next debate nears, trailing candidates soldier on in obscurity
Virtually every presidential nomination turns up a surprise candidate, said former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart, who became that candidate in 1984. The voters in Iowa and New Hampshire are just beginning to look, Bennet argued after Hart stepped away from the microphone. Come back, Sen. Hart. If you start to look like a loser on the national stage, it takes a toll back home, Murphy said. Former Texas Rep. Beto ORourkes remarkable plunge in popularity on the national stage, for example, could threaten his future viability as a statewide candidate.latimes.com
Almanac: Gary Hart
Twenty-nine years ago today former Colorado Senator Gary Hart quit the Democratic race for president, his abrupt exit coming after a media frenzy hunting for evidence of an affair. Charles Osgood reports on the scandal that developed after Hart challenged the press to investigate - and they did.cbsnews.com