Schmidt touts The List
Rep. Jean Schmidt's re-election campaign shot out a press release today touting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's list of candidates named to the party's Red to Blue program.
That's not something you see that often. A Republican congresswoman touting a memo from the Democratic Party.
In this case, however, Schmidt had good reason to cheer.
The Democrat's left her opponent, Victoria Wulsin, off of the list of candidates facing GOP incumbents who they are really pushing for big time.
Read our blog about that yesterday HERE.
In any case... Schmidt's campaign said the decision to leave Wulsin off the list shows that Democrats are abandoning Wulsin.
“This is a stunning change of course for the DCCC, and shows that they have lost faith in Dr.
Wulsin’s ability to win in the Second Congressional District,” said Schmidt campaign spokesman Bruce Pfaff.
Pfaff added: “Congresswoman Schmidt has proven to her constituents that she represents their issues, and the decision by the DCCC to remove the Second Congressional District from its targeted race list is a strong testament to that fact.”
To be fair, when the DCCC was asked about why Wulsin wasn't included on the list, spokesman Ryan Rudominder said Wulsin still could be included in the program later on.He also had this to say about Schmidt:
“Ohioans from across the political spectrum will reject Mean Jean this November, because of her lousy record of rubberstamping President Bush and her wild antics in Congress. Vic Wulsin will put Ohio’s middle-class first in Congress and not the special interests.”