Democrats' primary meddling is part of a bigger problem
It's a bad system for picking nominees
Rep. Peter Meijer has not amassed a particularly moderate voting record in the United States House of Representatives. But he did tell the truth about the 2020 election and voted to impeach Donald Trump, opening himself to a primary challenge from a Trump-backed candidate.
Interestingly, the challenger — John Gibbs — was also de facto backed by the DCCC, which aired “critical” ads saying things like, “Gibbs is pro-life and loves the second amendment.” The D-Trip, in other words, tried to raise Gibbs’ name recognition while portraying him as an orthodox conservative. Then having helped put Gibbs over the top, Democrats are now going to turn around and argue (correctly) that Gibbs is a dangerous extremist. I am not especially familiar with the congressional district in question, but the consensus seems to be that Meijer was an unusually strong candidate (his anti-Trump stance gives him credibility with independents and his family name is ubiquitous in the area because they own an import…
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