Former Progressive Candidate Slams Gillibrand for Hiring DCCC Comms Director

Posted on January 11, 2019 1:06 pm

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Laura Moser, a failed 2018 progressive candidate who ran in Texas’ 7th Congressional District, suggested Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) was giving the party’s progressive base “a big middle finger” by hiring the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s communications director.

Moser, who lost her Democratic primary runoff to Lizzie Pannill Fletcher weeks after the DCCC published an opposition research memo against her on its website, castigated Gillibrand for hiring Meredith Kelly as she lays the groundwork for a presidential run. The new hire oversaw the DCCC’s media strategy during the midterm elections.

“Why would Senator Gillibrand spend 2 years tacking left