You expected them to crack the whip a little sooner, what with so many Democrats running as fast as they can away from Obama, Pelosi, and their entire wretched agenda:
A Democratic candidate for Congress accused the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) of pulling its support for his campaign because he said he wouldn’t support Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as House Speaker.
State Sen. Roy Herron (D), who’s running for the opening seat held by retiring Rep. John Tanner (D) in Tennessee’s 8th congressional district, suggested the DCCC’s decision to cancel ad buys in the race was tied to his refusal to back Pelosi.
“This morning The Jackson Sun reported for the first time what I’ve repeatedly told citizens: I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker,” Herron said in a statement. “If the DCCC pulling ads is the price of independence and following my conscience, so be it. That’s the kind of congressman I’ll be.”
Herron’s locked in a tough race against Republican Stephen Fincher for a seat that the GOP needs to win if it hopes to pick up the 39 or more seats they need to win back control of the House. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates the contest as a “lean Republican” race, with only three weeks to go until the election.
Note that Herron doesn’t say he will vote for a Republican for speaker, only that he won’t vote for Pelosi. In either party, there’s always a cost to being independent minded and Mr. Herron just discovered the price tag.