Got an email yesterday from the Hackett campaign: Hackett’s dropping out.
Apparently, due to pressures from the National Party and lack of support by them, Hackett felt it necessary to remove himself from the race in order to allow the candidate the DCCC wants to win to do so. Presumably this candidate is Sherrod Brown.
One more time someone speaks truth to power and is struck down because of it. Michael of Damn Liberals in Chicago knows exactly how this is since the DCCC’s preferred candidate in IL-06, Tammy Duckworth, is undercutting Christine Cegelis there. Anyone from around that area will remember how well Cegelis did against Henry Hyde.
While this is a blow to startup candidates, it is not the end of the road. Through campaigns like Hackett’s, we have shown Democratic leadership that it is time for a change.