Anti-Holder Dems Backed by DCCC

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 28:  Attorney General Eric Holder addresses the media following a vote in the House of Representatives at the U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of Louisiana office on June 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The House has voted to hold Attourney General Holder in contempmt of Congress.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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    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.

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