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Demo Congress Candidate For Swing Seat Attacks DCCC for Trying to Get ‘Only Candidate of Color’ Out of Race

The congressional campaign arm for the Democratic Party, the DCCC, is being accused of racism by a Pennsylvania congressional candidate who is being asked to leave the race.
Greg Edwards, a pastor running for a newly-drawn seat in Lehigh Valley, told the Washington Post that the DCCC has approached local Democrats to ask if he could be persuaded to leave the race.
Edwards thought his race had something to do with that.
“As far as I know they only targeted one candidate to leave this race—the most progressive candidate, the only candidate of color,” he said. “Their inability to understand why that’s fundamentally wrong says everything.”
The DCCC pushed back against this narrative, saying that a brand new set of districts just weeks before the primary was a special situation where candidate-organizing became important.
DCCC operative Tim Persico admitted to asking local Democrats if Edwards or ex-Allentown solicitor Susan Wild might leave the crowded primary

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