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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:54 PM
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Source: CQ Politics

Barack Obamas campaign manager assured House Democrats Wednesday that the partys presumptive presidential nominee wants their input and will work seamlessly with them in the fall to produce a bigger House majority.

After David Plouffe addressed the caucus, Rep. Jan Schakowsky , D-Ill., said, It was a brilliant presentation of ways to get to 270 electoral votes and how the presidential race intersects with House races, and how much synergy there will be.

In recent weeks, there has been some behind the scenes grumbling among congressional Democrats that the Obama campaign has not done enough to reach out to them for input. But Schakowsky, an early Obama backer, said, What people are waiting for is marching orders. There is an organizational period but every member is important to the campaign.

Obama has assembled a congressional liaison team headed by longtime House aide Phil Schiliro, who attended Wednesdays session.

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I always thought this was an over-rated concern. Any Presidential candidate would want to bring new Congressional candidates in with him, if for no other reason than to have their support on his policy issues. Its all a matter of timing, and right now, the Democratic House candidates seem to be doing fine on their own.
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