Democrat campaign leader Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) on July 26 defended moves by strategists in his party to endorse “spoiler candidates” in GOP races to increase Democrats’ odds of victory in tight races.
“Spoiler candidates” refer to candidates thought to be unelectable or more difficult to elect in general elections due to positions they have that are perceived to be radical or too controversial.
Maloney, who serves as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), defended the practice in an early morning July 26 appearance on MSNBC.
During the appearance, the host recounted some efforts by Democrats in 2016 to propel then-candidate Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, hoping that he would be easier for a Democrat to beat; this move blew up in Democrats’ faces, however, after Trump glided to victory against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton….


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