The Democrats are recycling losing candidates from races in Texas and deploying them elsewhere on the national stage, according to a report by The Huffington Post.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer from New York is recruiting M.J. Hegar, the Democrat who ultimately lost a congressional race in 2018 to Texas Republican Rep. John Carter in Georgetown, Texas.
Schumer wants Hegar to run against Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who is up for reelection in 2020.
As originally reported by HuffPo:
Hegar previously told HuffPost that a lot of things would have to fall into place for her to run for Senate, but it’s one of the options she’s exploring; another is challenging Carter again.
“Whatever race I’m eyeing, I need to feel strongly like I would serve that community, whether it’s District 31 or Texas … the best,” she said at the time.
It appears the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is also on-board with Hegar’s indecision — but then, the DCCC is predisposed to veterans and is known in the field of Democratic contenders, to chase “veteran” candidates for open seats.
“Democrats have executed a strategy of recruiting and empowering veterans with deep records of service, and it’s clear that Republicans have no clue how to run against these candidates and their credentials,” said DCCC Spokesman Tyler Law. Hegar is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Afghanistan.
National Journal reporter Ally Mutnick tweeted Wednesday that DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos “is personally recruiting” Hegar to run against Carter again in Texas’ 31st Congressional District.
— Ally Mutnick (@allymutnick) March 6, 2019
Hegar is not giving any clear indication how she will respond to Schumer’s entreating, and is likely to run again, against Carter in the next election cycle.
White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward
Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.
On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.
Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:
The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.
Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well. If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.
Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.
Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.
It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.
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