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Fri Aug 24, 2018, 12:42 AM

How much will a "culture of corruption" factor into midterm messaging for Democrats?

It was a one-two and then three punch.

Within minutes of each other Tuesday, President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight counts related to financial fraud, and his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts, including campaign finance violations he alleged he president directed him to make. Then, Rep. Duncan Hunter, the second congressional Republican to officially endorse Mr. Trump's candidacy, was indicted on corruption charges for allegedly misusing campaign finance funds.

And Democrats seized on the news.

"The charges against Congressman Hunter are further evidence of the rampant culture of corruption among Republicans in Washington today. Once again, one of President Trump's earliest supporters in Congress has broken the public trust and abused his position to enrich himself and his family," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement, two weeks after the Justice Department announced the indictment of the first member of Congress to endorse Mr. Trump, Rep. Chris Collins.

"While House Republicans enrich themselves and their special interest donors, Democrats are committed to cleaning up corruption to make Washington work for everyone," Pelosi added.

Democratic strategist Basil Smikle said it shouldn't be an either-or messaging strategy when it comes to kitchen table issues and scandals.

"Democrats need a two-pronged approach: A standardized message emphasizing the hypocrisy of the president and Republican leaders that sidled up to him who were complicit in their mutual disregard for voters interests," Smikle said. - CBS News

Thank you Ms. Pelosi, for saying what we all feel! Drain the conseяvative crime enterprise's swamp.

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Fri Aug 24, 2018, 01:05 AM

2. All this is good but I want to see ads telling people that the Republicans tried to

Take the ACA away from people earning less than 75k, (insert congressman name) and if re-elected they'll try the same again.

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Fri Aug 24, 2018, 02:19 AM

3. I suggest a multi-pronged approach,

the prongs depending on LOCATION. Not every House district is, likely, as consumed by trump's corruption and hypocricy as we are, but likely has it's own issue which should be strongly addressed by local candidate, including effect on locality of need to fine-tune ACA and economic issues and environment.

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