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Anti-Holder Dems Backed by DCCC

It wasn't just Republican members of the House of Representatives who voted last week to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. 17 House Democrats voted against the Obama-appointed AG, and apparently, since 2009 that group of legislators has received over $1.3 million in financial aid from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The DCCC's objective is to help Democrats get elected to Congress in order to create a Democratic majority, but the group isn't necessarily committed to party cohesion. Dissent within the party and the financial aid from the DCCC could turn tensions inward, with Democrats arguing over who's suited to represent the party in Congress and why the Democratic party doesn't have the same clout as, say, the NRA, to convince legislators to vote a certain way.

July 6, 2012 6:26 AM