America Rising Spotlights Democratic Senate Candidates Avoiding Iran Deal

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The America Rising PAC is putting heat on eight official and likely Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate who are dragging their feet on voicing their positions on the Iran nuclear deal.

The political action committee has released a graphic pointing to Democratic senatorial candidates in multiple states who have notably avoided publicly taking a position on the agreement.

"While most Americans are expressing deep concerns over the Iran deal, Democrats seeking to represent them continue to duck this vital issue, providing lame and disingenuous excuses instead of leadership," said America Rising PAC press secretary Amelia Chassé. "Unfortunately for these Democrats, voters are making it increasingly clear that they don't like two things: politicians dodging tough choices and the President's controversial deal."

Currently, a significant and growing majority of Americans say they want Congress to reject the nuclear agreement with Iran.

The candidates in question are Sen. Michael Bennet (Colo.), Florida Reps. Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, Nevada Rep. Tammy Duckworth (Ill.), Katie McGinty in Pennsylvania, Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona.

Nevertheless, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has defended the candidates, insisting they are merely taking time to wade through the agreement.

Sadie Weiner, press secretary for the DSCC, wrote on Twitter Monday, "You guys, Senate candidates everywhere have nefarious plan to ‘dodge' answer on Iran – they're going to … read the deal (GASP)."

Morgan Chalfant   Email Morgan | Full Bio | RSS
Morgan Chalfant is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Morgan worked as a staff writer at Red Alert Politics. She also served as the year-long Collegiate Network fellow on the editorial page at USA TODAY from 2013-14. Morgan graduated from Boston College in 2013 with a B.A. in English and Mathematics. Her Twitter handle is @mchalfant16.

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