Sunday, May 13, 2018

Who Wants To Bet On A Colorado Race? I Would Especially Challenge Stenchy Hoyer And Ben Ray Luján


I don't know how this is going to turn out Tuesday-- but I feel strongly enough that Stenchy and Ben Ray are compulsive liars that I'm willing to risk a grand on it. Here's how this all started-- an e-mail from Levi Tillemann, the progressive candidate running in the suburban Denver district (CO-06) currently held by conservative Republican Mike Coffman. Hopefully you'll remember a few weeks ago when the tape came out of Stenchy trying to bum rush Levi out of the race. I've known Stenchy for over a decade and that kind of crap never ends when it comes to him. He's as sleazy and corrupt as any Republican.

What Levi explained in his e-mail was that Stenchy and his henchman, DCCC chair Ben Ray Luján, haven't ceased their slimy tactics when trying to force their crooked candidate, Jason Crow, into the general election against Coffman, by forcing Levi to quit. In fact the title of the e-mail was Dropping out?
On Sunday, May 6, DCCC Chair Ben Ray Lujan told National Public Radio that “polling shows very clearly that the only candidate in this race that has a chance to defeat Mr. Coffman is Jason Crow.”

Last night on an appearance on The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur, Levi made a bold pledge: If Ben Ray Lujan’s claim proves true, for the good of the nation and party, Levi will withdraw from the primary in order to increase the chance that Democrats take back the House.

But unfortunately, both Jason Crow and the DCCC have a long history of working together to deceive the voters of Colorado’s 6th Congressional District. Lujan has not complied with four separate public requests to release his polling data. We suspected they might be at it again, so Levi took matters into his own hands.

On May 9, Levi for Colorado commissioned a poll on the race through Public Policy Polling (PPP). PPP predicted they would have results by Monday, May 13. Of note, PPP is the same polling agency Mr. Crow used for his much touted head-to-head poll against Coffman.

If this new poll shows (as Mr. Crow and his allies claim) that Levi is at a dramatic deficit relative to Mr. Crow in a head-to-head matchup against Mike Coffman, Levi will withdraw from the primary on Tuesday.

If, on the other hand, this is another example of Mr. Crow and the DCCC lying to voters and inventing "alternative facts," then we say enough is enough. Jason Crow should withdraw from the race and the discredited DCCC should immediately suspend all efforts to interfere in Democratic primaries nationally.

Integrity used to be considered an asset in pursuit of public office, and getting caught in a bald-faced lie was often enough to end a career. Donald Trump has removed all shame from GOP politicians. Mr. Crow and the DCCC seem to have contracted that same virus. They seem to believe lying is OK so long as they can get away with it. We as Democrats, must reject this race to the bottom.

Integrity matters to Levi Tillemann. The question is: Does integrity matter to Jason Crow?

Help us fight for truth and democracy.
Goal ThermometerSo here's my bet: I'll match anyone who wants to say Stenchy and Ben Ray have it right and that only the crooked Crow, who has spent his professional career helping pay-day lenders cheat working families, can beat Coffman. I think PPP will deliver the results Tuesday. If you want to bet, just e-mail me at Anything I win goes right into Levi Tillemann's campaign war-chest. Or, if you want to forego the bet and just contribute to Tillemann directly, here's the Blue America 2018 congressional ActBlue thermometer on the right. Levi is running a grassroots campaign and Crow is getting lots of help from the crooks at the DCCC, which has already put him on their shameful Red-to-Blue page, and from the New Dems, which only endorses candidates who have to pull their heads out of Wall Street's ass to answer a question.

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At 1:35 PM, Anonymous ap215 said...

Here's his interview on TYT.

At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry. I don't bet on Democrats. I've been disappointed too many times.

At 8:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So where are those who advocate reclaiming the Party from within despite such criminals? I really want to hear what lame excuse they have to justify this outrage!


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