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We all know we really need to win the House back ASAP .... sharing government with the GOP nihilists is not workable.

Some good news came to my inbox on this front (an email from the Edwards campaign). Donna Edwards (D, MD-4) will serve as DCCC recruitment chair for the House 2014 elections. As you all know Congresswoman Edwards is a strong progressive on our side. We can be hopeful that she will encourage candidates who share our values who will bring a good Democratic Party message to the campaign.

Here's an excerpt of the email:

If you have not heard already, Congresswoman Edwards received a new position at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). After serving as Red-to-Blue Co-Chair during the last cycle, she was selected to now be the Recruitment Chair. This is a great opportunity. In this new role, Congresswoman Edwards will have the responsibility to make sure we recruit progressive candidates that support a progressive agenda, and continue to stay focused to do what is necessary to take back the House.
This makes me a lot happier.

D's have to pick up about 16 more House seats to hold a majority. It will be difficult, given the extreme gerrymanders in states like Ohio, but I think it's doable.

With good candidates, money, and a consistent national message we have a chance.

thanks - sorry for a short diary - just wanted to share this.


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