The campaign organizations for House Democrats and Republicans – the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) – agree on the facts of what happened on Wednesday night. Politico Friday morning reports: NRCC employees walked across the street to DCCC headquarters to stake out some democratic candidates, saw the blinds open at a DCCC poll, and took some photos to get expensive and potentially useful proprietary breed survey data Democrats will focus on in November.
The Republicans think they hit the jackpot. The Democrats found the tactic “completely unlimited and downright creepy”. Politico Reports. “The NRCC and DCCC disagreed on where to draw the line for opposition research. For example, the Republican Committee has refused to sign an agreement not to use hacked information in its campaigns.”
Still, the DCCC hasn’t exactly taken the main street. “If you have no ideas or achievements, sneak into the bushes, take pictures through people’s windows, and invade their privacy,” said communications director Cole Leiter Politico, “The next time the NRCC is looking for tips on how to run winning campaigns, just give us a call. We’ll be happy to explain why Kevin McCarthy is the leader of the minority.” If the DCCC does not close its blinds, a call may not be necessary.
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