Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) is encouraging anti-war activists to find challengers to centrist Democrats, with the aim of moving the party to the left and ramping up opposition to the war in Iraq, to the chagrin of top Democratic aides.
“You folks should go after the Democrats,” Woolsey said in response to a suggestion from an activist during a conference call last month organized by the Network of Spiritual Progressives.
“I’d hate to lose the majority, but I’m telling you, if we don’t stand up to our responsibility, maybe that’s the lesson to be learned.”
Moran suggested that Democrats target Republicans in Democratic-leaning districts, of which there are only eight.
Fifty-eight Democrats represent districts President Bush won in 2004.
The eight Republicans are Reps. Christopher Shays (Conn.), Mike Castle (Del.), Jim Gerlach (Pa.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Charlie Dent (Pa.), James Walsh (N.Y.), Heather Wilson (N.M.), and Dave Reichert (Wash.).
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
"Woolsey calls for attacks on colleagues"