It was a bit of a surprise, yesterday: long-term Texas Democratic incumbent Silvestre Reyes was taken down in a primary yesterday. Early reports are crediting the Campaign for Primary Responsibility (CPA), an ostensibly non-partisan anti-incumbent group, for the upset. Fortunately, Reyes is frankly a loss neither to our side (long-notorious PMA porker) nor the Left’s (heavy-handed War on Some Drugs booster). And alas, but the district is pretty heavily Democratic, so the news just guts the Democrats of one more experienced politician when they’re going to need every one they can get their hands on next year.
Yes. This is my sad face.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: A look at the Campaign for Primary Accountability’s (CPA) donation habits are… interesting. For a group that’s supposedly against entrenched incumbents acting in lockstep with their party leadership, you’d think that they would have found people other than Dennis Kuchinich (D, entrenched incumbent), Debbie Halvorson (D, voted lockstep) and/or David McIntosh (R, running in a primary with no incumbent*) to give money to.
*That’s important to note. Dan Burton dropped out of that primary in January 2012. CPA ran an ad for McIntosh in April or May of 2012. One wonders why they continued to drop money in that race; after all, mission accomplished, yes? Well, perhaps they couldn’t get a refund.