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Republican Leaders Tell Challengers, Run Against Washington – Including Us

Hmm. If National Republican Congressional Committee chief Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican,  is saying this to the congressional candidates he recruits…

“I suspect [Americans] are in what I’ve called before a firing mood,” Cole said, noting that Republican candidate Jim Ogonowski successfully labeled his Democratic opponent, Rep.-elect Niki Tsongas, as a status quo candidate with the backing of Washington Democrats. The strategy, he said, is one Republican challengers will use next year. “I tell candidates all the time, ‘You ought to be running against all of Washington, D.C., and that includes us.’”

… then I’ll bet we see the Republican candidate, no matter who he is, say, “I’m the outsider who can clean up the mess in Washington; Hillary Clinton is the mess in Washington.”

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