Gee, I wonder why that might be? This has an element of normal primary-phase disunity to it, but other elements may be contributing to a lack of enthusiasm among Democratic candidates in competitive House districts and Senate seats. CBS reports that a surprising number of those candidates have not yet hitched their wagons to the party’s star.
More than a dozen Democratic House incumbents and several Senate candidates in competitive races have yet to endorse Joe Biden, nearly a month after the former vice president became his party’s presumptive presidential nominee. The holdouts underscore challenges facing Biden as he prepares to lead a party fighting to defend a House majority and win back the Senate.
Some candidates who have yet to formally endorse Biden include Representatives Tom O’Halleran of Arizona, T.J. Cox of California, Jahana Hayes of Connecticut, Lauren Underwood of Illinois, Jared Golden of Maine, Chris Pappas of New Hampshire, Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico, Susie Lee of Nevada, Antonio Delgado of New York, Kendra Horn of Oklahoma, Joe Cunningham of South Carolina, Ben McAdams of Utah and Kim Schrier of Washington state.
All are members of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) “Frontline” program to buoy members in “tough seats.”