Democrats are looking for new ways to defeat the inevitable loss in 2020, even if it means stealing Trump’s “Drain the Swamp” message to do it.
According to The Hill:
Democrats planning their bid to win back control of the Senate will run hard against the Washington swamp next year, repurposing one of President Trump’s most effective campaign messages from the 2016 election as their own.
Top party operatives are poll-testing messages aimed at winning over voters who are fed up with a gridlocked capital, searching for ways to build an advantage among swing voters who may still like Trump, but not the senators who are seeking reelection in 2020.
Sounds desperate to me. So, does this mean that the democratic big guns are on board to do whatever it takes to win? According to The Hill, the answer is no:
And while Democrats could not convince some of their best-known candidates to forgo long shot presidential campaigns in favor of bids for Senate seats, the party will now rely on a once-unorthodox stable of candidates with little or no experience in elected office.
If you can’t get your big guns on board, then how successful is your plan really going to be? The Hill notes that even nationally known superstar Beto O’Rourke (Dem-TX) wasn’t willing to take a chance:
When former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D) opted against challenging Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Democrats turned to M.J. Hegar, a veteran and businesswoman who lost a closer than expected bid for Congress last year.