Trump’s comments about Postal Service gives Democrats a new campaign message

Democratic incumbents and candidates across the nation are already trying to tie Trump’s words to their GOP opponents. Vulnerable Democratic incumbents like Reps. Kendra Horn (Okla.) and Anthony Brindisi (N.Y.) have been latching onto the #SaveThePostOffice Twitter hashtag.

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In South Carolina, Rep. Joe Cunningham (D) said that 8 in 10 veterans in his district get their prescriptions by mail and 90 percent of those are delivered through the Postal Service.

“This is a blatant attack on our veterans, the majority of whom receive their prescriptions through the mail,” said Cunningham, who’s up for reelection in a district Trump won by nearly 13 points in 2016.

Some Democrats sought to raise money off the issue. Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe told voters in a Friday fundraising email that “Trump admitted he’s sabotaging the Postal Service” and “here’s what we can do about it.”

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