Liberals tend to scoff whenever conservatives suggest that the reason why Republicans (e.g., Mitt Romney) lose elections is because they’re not conservative enough. And yet, some liberals have assessed their disastrous midterm showing and concluded that in order for Democrats to be successful in 2016, they need to rediscover their liberal roots. This Mother Jones piece, for instance, assures Democrats that if they run as an unabashed liberal, they can still win … in Minnesota.
John Hinderaker at Powerline unearths a letter written by Senator Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) in 2009 thanking a Koch Industries political action committee for donating to his reelection campaign. He sounds pretty grateful:
Thank you so much for the generous KOCHPAC contribution to my 2010 campaign for re-election to the United States Senate. …
Your early financial help keeps me strong in my campaign. In return, I promise to continue working as hard as I can to help our nation reach its maximum potential.
Again, I can’t thank you enough. All of my best to you and yours, and I look forward to working with you throughout this election.