Cat fight a comin'
After my post ridiculing the Rowley campaign for stumping the in the wrong district, I’ve received a few tips on how the 2nd District race is shaping up.
According to a source familiar with the Rowley campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is not happy with her. At Rowley’s pancake breakfast announcement, I am told; the DCCC arrived with several staff members to help make the race semi-competitive. Rowley was infuriated, and told the DCCC to take their staffers back to DC because she wanted to run the campaign her way. After spending a great deal of time and energy, which are as good as cash in a campaign, the DCCC left Rowley’s home angry, vowing to have nothing to do with her campaign. Theresa Daly, the failed DFL candidate from 2004, was allegedly contacted by the DCCC soon after and told to expect help from DC.
With Rowley and Daly both expected to compete for the DFL endorsement, things could get ugly, well, more ugly. One can assume that Daly would have the blessing of both the DCCC and the rural farmer Democrats, while Rowley’s base would be among the liberals in the ‘burbs and in Northfield.
When are the Democrats in DC going to learn that they cannot be competitive in the 2nd or the 6th Districts, no matter how high profile the candidate may be.