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February 15, 2024

Harry Giannoulis, Co Founder and President, Wrote an Op-ed on How Democrats Can Win in November

Harry Giannoulis, Co Founder and President, Wrote an Op-ed on How Democrats Can Win in November

From Empire Report:

Millions of dollars have been spent by suburban Democratic candidates attacking their own party because they think distancing is necessary. This approach never works. Ever. There are no voters who find these tactics appealing. Voters want to hear from candidates in an affirmative way. Genuflecting and back-flipping to show that you don’t support your own party intrinsically makes voters suspect a candidate is dishonest.

If suburban Democratic candidates have a substantial policy difference with entrenched perceptions of Democratic platforms, they need to hammer down their own position on the issue. Attacking the Democratic party or its stalwarts on the left does not work. Attack the issue instead. The Suozzi campaign successfully inoculated him from unfounded but potent attacks on the migrant crisis by aggressively stepping into the issue and putting advertising dollars behind promoting Suozzi’s compromise, bi-partisan solution.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t value in smartly keeping unpopular figures in your party at arm’s length. But Candidates must be very wary of appearing dishonest. For example, Suozzi’s Republican opponent Mazi Pilip ran away from the question of who she voted for President, signaling to voters that she was not an open book. A better strategy is to be honest and move on to the discussion you want to be having.

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