Dem. Congressional Campaign Chief: Skip the Convention
9:02 AM, Jun 27, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Rep. Steve Israel, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is urging Democratic candidates to skip his party's national convention in September.
"If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts," Israel reportedly said at a Reuters conference, according to Reuters.
Israel's advice might not be necessary: already Democrats are staying away. Missouri senator Clair McCaskill won't be coming; likewise, House Democrat John Barrow of Georgia will be skipping the conference. More Democrats are expected to follow.