Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz weighed in on Tuesday’s primaries, saying that it was clear Republicans were “thwarting their attempts to reach out to new voters.”
Read Wasserman Schultz’s full statement:
“Another primary Election Day, another confirmation that while Democrats continue to expand our party, the GOP is thwarting their attempts to reach out to new voters.
“Democrats are ready to unite behind the historic candidacy of Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, who is poised to become the state’s first African American governor, and would be just the fifth in our nation‘s history.
“Across the country, Democratic candidates are fighting to secure economic opportunity for working families, from Tim Bishop in New York’s first Congressional District to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Come November, voters will cast their ballots for Democratic candidates who are on their side, instead of candidates like Lee Zeldin and Bob Beauprez who are beholden to radical, right wing ideology.
“Meanwhile in Mississippi, Sen. Thad Cochran barely survived a challenge from Chris McDaniel with the help of a huge cash advantage. McDaniel’s campaign was plagued by scandal and controversy, but Cochran still required a runoff just to win his party’s nomination. Like in Mitch McConnell’s primary, even the ‘establishment’ candidates who win Republican primaries are out of touch and out of the mainstream.”