A progressive Democrat attacked by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee advanced in the primary be voting in favour of a Texas congressional seat on Tuesday.
Laura Moser, the activist and novelist who withstood the broadside from the House Democrats’ campaign arm, developed as one of the party’s two potential nominees for Texas’ 7th Congressional District. In a overflowing Democratic field , none of the 7 competitors in the Houston-area district received the 50 -percent-plus-one needed to win outright.
Moser now leader to a May 24 runoff election against corporate advocate Lizzie Fletcher, who led the primary land, to judge which Democrat faces Rep. John Culberson, a nine-term Republican, in November’s general election.
But even if Moser comes short in May, her strong carry-on on Tuesday supports the strength of the Democratic Party’s electrified progressive basi and the limits of the DCCC’s power to steer the outcomes of contentious primaries.
“The leaders in the working party tried to put their digit on the extent and they misjudged it. It shows how far out of touch some in the leadership of the party are from their advocates, ” announced John Floyd, a criminal defense attorney and chairwoman of the neighbourhood Our Revolution chapter, which backed Moser’s bid.