Skip to comments.DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE WORKED TO DEFEAT NAGIN
Posted on 05/21/2006 6:05:46 PM PDT by Jean S
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN MAY 21, 2006 20:00:02 ET XXXXX
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE WORKED TO DEFEAT NAGIN
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) secretly placed political operatives in the city of New Orleans to work against the reelection efforts of incumbent Democrat Mayor Ray Nagin, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
DNC Chairman Howard Dean made the decision himself to back mayoral candidate and sitting Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu (D-LA), sources reveal.
Dean came to the decision to back the white challenger, over the African-American incumbent Nagin, despite concerns amongst senior black officials in the Party that the DNC should stay neutral.
The DNC teams actively worked to defeat Nagin under the auspice of the committee's voting rights program.
The party's field efforts also coincided with a national effort by Democrat contributors to support Landrieu.
Landrieu had outraised Nagin by a wide margin - $3.3 million to $541,980.
Preliminary campaign finance reports indicate many of Landrieus contributions came from out of state white Democrat leaders and financiers, including a $1,000 contribution from Sen. Ben Nelson's (D-NE) PAC.
The defeat of Mitch Landrieu is the latest setback for Dean's often criticized field operation.
In his victory speech late Saturday night, Nagin praised President Bush.
"You and I have probably been the most vilified politicians in the country. But I want to thank you for moving that promise that you made in Jackson Square forward," Nagin said.
Great for a chuckle.....
Life, she is very strange...
...and Howie, he is even stranger...
The party of tolerance ping...
I was wrong.
We should all hope that Mr. Dean retains his post for years to come.
Nice find ;-}
How much made it to Mitch's campaign I wonder?
The ironic thing is that per the Times-Picayune it was Mitch Landrieu that sent the national gurd in to deliever food and water to the superdome, but not have the national guard take them out.
more then a chuckle- this is additional ammo to show how hypocritical the rats are when it comes to minorities/blacks.
The Landrieu's wanted their hands in that pot of money.
Dean couldn't even do that right.
I listen to Drudge, starts 9:30pm est on WABC
and on the live thread on FR. Sure it will be another goodie tonight.
Let's review the record. The democrats:
1. Backed Nancy Pelosi for minority leader over Harold Ford, Jr.
2. Backed Terry McAuliffe over the former mayor of Atlanta for DNC chair
3. Recruited Fritz Mondale over a black Minnesota Supreme Court judge to run against Norm Coleman after Wellstone died
4. Diverted money from the New York democrat gubernatorial candidate (who was black) in order to attempt to beat Jeb Bush
If the Republicans had behaved like this they would have cried "racism." Now we see that they were undermining Nagin, who at least has the decency to thank the President, unlike Mary Landrieu who does nothing but complain.
I certainly wish the black voters would get a clue about how they are being used.
This precious piece of iofo ought to set Jesse, Rev. Al and screaming Howard at each others throats.
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