There is a tempest in a teapot and what it means is that the Democrat civil war erupted first in Omaha, Nebraska. There, Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, stepped in and imposed his pro-abortion litmus test to his candidate. It was ugly.
What should have been a walk away victory turned into a five-point loss. The Democrat National Convention owns this loss and has set up a firestorm within the ranks. The battle has now begun. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is not happy with Perez’s actions.
As Written by Laura Barrón-López for the Washington Examiner:
At first, Jean Stothert had what seemed to be an insurmountable lead over Heath Mello in the race for mayor of Omaha, Neb.
Stothert was popular, Omaha was doing well, and the state is deeply red. Not to mention, it was an off-year municipal election.
So, when Mello came within striking distance of Stothert in the primary, it surprised everyone. The state may be red, but Hillary Clinton took Omaha by 2.3 points. Mello’s pitch to be a consensus candidate who would work across the aisle for working families resonated.
That was until Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, stepped in.
Mello didn’t hide his pro-life record, and he wasn’t new to public life, having served in the Nebraska Legislature for eight years. But when national groups discovered his anti-abortion voting record after the primary, there was an eruption of misinformation, confusion, and anger. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and the ……
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