Democrats vs. Progressives: Opinion Boulder Weekly

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Recent revelations from The Intercept prove the Democratic Party is anything but democratic.

In an April 26, 2018 article by Lee Fang, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is on tape unequivocally admitting the national party is intervening in primary races here in Colorado and trying to squash true “progressive” candidates.

This is the same Steny Hoyer contributing thousands to Joe Neguse here in Colorado’s second congressional district race. His super PAC, AMERIPAC, has also contributed generously to Neguse, along with the DCCC. The DCCC, in fact, held a fundraiser for Neguse in Williamsburg, Virginia, in early March.

Why are the DCCC and Democratic leadership unfairly influencing a decision we as voters should be making on June 26? Voters deserve to know these facts.

This district is one of the most progressive, safe blue districts in the country — if not the most — and we deserve a real progressive like Mark Williams. Mark refuses PAC money and funding from the oil and gas industry. Neguse, on the other hand, takes PAC money and his largest funder (Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, & Schreck) sued our communities in Fort Collins, Lafayette and Longmont over fracking bans. Joe has been asked about this multiple times, yet he still refuses to return this dirty money.

Ryan Reeves/Boulder

Find the original article from the Boulder Weekly here.