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    Biden allies form new group to coordinate attacks on third-party candidates

    Biden allies form new group to coordinate attacks on third-party candidates
    The Clear Choice super PAC is another arm in the unfurling Democratic-aligned machine to tamp down any candidate who could divide the anti-Trump coalition

    By Michael Scherer
    March 14, 2024

    Allies of President Biden have formed a super PAC called Clear Choice, aimed at stopping any third-party or independent candidates from gaining traction before the November election.

    The group will develop research, test messages and push storylines in the media aimed at dissuading voters from supporting campaigns spearheaded by attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr., academic activist Cornel West, groups like No Labels and other third parties, said Clear Choiceís founder, Pete Kavanaugh, a strategist who served as deputy campaign manager in Bidenís 2020 presidential campaign.

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    Democrats have been alarmed this year by the apparent strength of third-party and independent campaigns in polls that test their names against Biden and his presumptive rival, former president Donald Trump. In a five-way contest, Kennedy, West and Green Party contender Jill Stein were supported by 13 percent of voters in a recent Suffolk-USA Today poll. A Fox News poll last week showed the three getting 18 percent of the vote.

    The Democratic National Committee has appointed a dedicated team to focus on the issue, with veteran party leader Mary Beth Cahill serving as the senior adviser, strategist Lis Smith as a communications adviser and Ramsey Reid overseeing the day-to-day.

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...rty-super-pac/

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    https://archive.is/OqSNr



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    This is the most interesting part of it:
    The group will develop research, test messages and push storylines in the media aimed at dissuading voters from supporting campaigns spearheaded by attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr., academic activist Cornel West, groups like No Labels and other third parties, said Clear Choice’s founder, Pete Kavanaugh, a strategist who served as deputy campaign manager in Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.
    Who needs to pay for advertising when you have a direct line to the MSM? They also are flaunting that direct line.
    The enemy of my enemy may be worse than my enemy.

    I do not suffer from Trump Rearrangement Syndrome. Sorry if that triggers you.

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    The group will probably be focusing on RFK the most than all the other third parties.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    The group will probably be focusing on RFK the most than all the other third parties.
    The strategy will be to portray RFK as a right-winger, which will serve a dual-purpose: getting less Democrats to vote for him and more Republicans to. At least that's the plan.
    The enemy of my enemy may be worse than my enemy.

    I do not suffer from Trump Rearrangement Syndrome. Sorry if that triggers you.



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