Many polls show that Democrats are in for a tough election this year, and that has some adopting a controversial new strategy.
Yet as Daily Caller contributor Harold Hutchinson explained in an article published on Wednesday, the approach is creating enemies within the party.
Democratic groups spending money on behalf of Republican primary challengers
Hutchinson noted that the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) are spending money in Republican primary races to elevate candidates they consider to be less electable.
In 2021, Meijer was one of only 10 Republican House members who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump following the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
That hasn’t gone over well among some Democrats, including Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy. She was quoted by Politico as saying, “No race is worth compromising your values in that way.”
Rep. Pramila Jayapal is a critic as well, telling Politico that attempting to weed out moderate opponents is a risky move.
“I just really worry about promoting election deniers and this idea that we’re going to be able to control what voters want at the end of the day,” she said.
Some Democrats say that getting involved in GOP races may end up backfiring
Meanwhile, other prominent Democrats have taken to expressing their opposition on social media.
I’m disgusted that hard-earned money intended to support Democrats is being used to boost Trump-endorsed candidates, particularly the far-right opponent of one of the most honorable Republicans in Congress, @RepMeijer. Another reason to reform our broken campaign finance system. https://t.co/hhKYcLVmxk
— Dean Phillips 🇺🇸 (@deanbphillips) July 26, 2022
What’s more, New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro suggested during an interview with Fox News that the strategy could well backfire by helping to elect opponents who are far more strident.
“I think it’s always a bad idea to let people win a primary who could be extremely dangerous if they won,” D’Allesandro told the network. “And believe me, in the political world of today, anything can happen and usually does.”