Boulder — U.S. Congressional candidate Mark Williams demanded The DCCC leadership keep its heavy hands and dirty money out of Colorado politics.
“We have long suspected that the political game in America is rigged,” said Williams, one of two candidates on the June 26, Democratic primary. “But now we have proof beyond any doubt that Washington insiders — not local voters — call the shots.”
Recent revelations published in The Intercept exposed how party leaders frequently pressure progressive candidates to step aside for those secretly anointed by the DNC.
Democratic leader and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer accidentally exposed this scandal during a recorded conversation with a progressive Colorado Congressional candidate named Levi Tillemann.
“In a frank and wide-ranging conversation, Hoyer laid down the law for Tillemann,” according to The Intercept. “The decision, Tillemann was told, had been made long ago. It wasn’t personal, Hoyer insisted, and there was nothing uniquely unfair being done to Tillemann, he explained: This is how the party does it everywhere.”
Williams said he has faced the same opposition from party leadership. He also pointed out that Hoyer, his PAC, AMERIPAC and other DNC leaders, have conveniently contributed thousands to his opponent, corporate lawyer
Joe Neguse. In fact, in early March the DCCC held a fundraiser for Neguse in Williamsburg, VA.
“I think it’s time these so-called party leaders let local voters decide our elections,” Williams said. “I think the voters of Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District know a lot more than a bought, sold and branded insider like Hoyer.