Thursday, December 15, 2005

Memo to DNC: Go get some coffee

The reactions to my comments about Tammy Duckworth’s campaign sure have been interesting. As expected, some of the comments (and private e-mails, of which there have been a number) express support for Christine and dismay at the DCCC’s handling of the race, a few have expressed support for Major Duckworth, and a few even addressed the substance of what I was writing about: the ham-handed efforts by a couple of local party officials to restrict Duckworth’s ability to solicit support at party functions.

And then there was this comment left earlier today by “Lisa”, who says she lives in Melissa Bean’s district and lays out why she thinks Duckworth is the right candidate. Interestingly, the IP address associated with Lisa’s computer is owned by the Democratic National Committee headquarters:

OrgName: Democratic National Headquarters

Address: 430 S. Capitol St. SE – 2nd Floor
City: Washington
StateProv: DC
PostalCode: 20003
Country: US

Next time the DNC wants to leave comments here (and they’re certainly welcome to!) but don’t want people to know that it’s the DNC, maybe they should use a Starbucks hotspot so the IP address won’t immediately identify the DNC


Update: The DCCC is located on the 2nd floor of the building, so it’s entirely likely that this comment is from the DCCC and not the DNC


  1. Officially, the DNC doesn't get involved until after the primary. When I voiced some concerns to the DNC back in April when D-trip said they weren't supporting Richard Morrison in TX, the answer I got back was "the DNC will support him if he is the nominee."

    Now, I can't say what happens off the record since both orgs. are in the same building...

  2. Somebody (er, ahem, rick?) ought to pass this to the DNC Chairman, who many of us understand to be a friend to the Cegelis campaign ...

  3. Anyone know what Duckworth's positions are on anything? I don't life in district but if I did, I'd want to give her very serious consideration.

  4. Illinois Congressional District 6 Race Numbers

    Here's a compilation of some recent numbers, facts and observations about the Illinois Congressional 6th District candidates. Democrats Christine Cegelis Petition Signatures: 3,817 Money (rounded, reported in September 2005): $160,000 Upcoming Appearan...

  5. Thanks for pointing this out Rick.

    It is still hard to say conclusively that this is spinning, but it sure looks like it. Spinning, no matter where it is from, is disgusting.

    A big reason of picking a candidate is the ability to raise money. I am not naive and know money is not a small part of the game. But so much of this country's political process is based on that. Maybe campaign money should come from taxes, so candidates can talk and debate about issues they really care about, tell us their true convictions, without bending backwards to accomadate big donors.