Democratic leadership said in an interview on Monday that the party will fund anti-abortion Congressional candidates. “There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates,” Representative and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Ben Ray Luján told The Hill. “As we look at candidates across the country, you need to make sure you have candidates that fit the district, that can win in these districts across America,” Luján added. The decision to potentially fund Democratic candidates that could be anti-abortion is part of Luján and the Democratic leadership’s plan to retake the House in 2018. Democrats need to win 24 seats in order to do that and, according to Luján, “We need a broad coalition to get that done.” “We are going to need all of that, we have to be a big family in order to win the House back,” Luján told The Hill. The DCCC’s decision reflects Democratic leadership’s increasing ambivalence on supporting candidates who are firmly pro-choice. In March, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told the Washington Post that Democrats should be more flexible on the issue of abortion. “This is the Democratic Party. This is not a rubber-stamp party,” Pelosi said, adding that many of her… Read full this story
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