The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC), the political arm of Republicans in the House of Representatives, released a new web video entitled “Democratic Civil War” on Wednesday, “highlighting the vicious infighting tearing the Democratic Party apart” – a followup to their “Democrats Divided” web video released on Friday.
“Factions within the party are at war over the DCCC attacking Democratic TX-07 candidate Laura Moser, with voters, candidates, progressives, national leadership, Texas partisans, and Washington operatives openly disparaging each other,” the NRCC said in a statement that accompanied the release of the video.
“Democrats are almost as good at attacking Democrats as we are,” NRCC Communications Director Matt Gorman said.
“It shouldn’t be a surprise, however. Democrats are already known for rigging primaries. Just ask Bernie Sanders,” Gorman added.
“The campaign arm for House Democrats did something unique. They’re aggressively attacking a candidate in Texas. Now what’s surprising about that?” the video shows NBC’s Chuck Todd asking.
“Well, the candidate the Democrats are slamming is a Democrat,” Todd says, referring to Moser, a hard core Bernie Sanders supporter.
The Texas Tribune reported the details of the Democratic attacks on Moser last month:
The campaign arm of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives set its sights on a surprising target Thursday: Democratic congressional hopeful Laura Moser.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee posted negative research on Moser, a Houston journalist vying against six other Democrats in the March 6 primary to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Culberson. Democrats locally and nationally have worried that Moser is too liberal to carry a race that has emerged in recent months as one of the most competitive in the country.
The DCCC posting, which features the kind of research that is often reserved for Republicans, notes that Moser only recently moved back to her hometown of Houston and that much of her campaign fundraising money has gone to her husband’s political consulting firm. It also calls her a “Washington insider.”
“I don’t think it’s the national organization’s right or responsibility to come in and try and influence the race,” a Texas voter says as the new web video continues.
“Was it the right thing for the DCCC to do?” a journalist asks Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez.
“Well, I wouldn’t have done it,” Perez admits.
You can watch the “Democratic Civil War” web video here: