Politics

Dem Officials Admit: Obsession With Koch Brothers Lost Us The Midterms

Alex Griswold Media Reporter

According to reporting by the Washington Times, Democratic officials at this year’s annual DNC meeting are criticizing their party’s outsized attention to the Koch brothers during the 2014 midterms, saying it helped explain the Republican wave.

“[Attacking the Koch brothers] raises money for sure. But is it good to motivate a voter? No,” said one anonymous state party executive director. (RELATED: Dear Democrats: Please Keep Attacking The Koch Brothers)

“Americans are focused on bread and butter issues and could care less about who is funding the campaigns,” said chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Ken Martin.

At least one Democrat the Times spoke to defended the Koch attacks, but pointedly criticized Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. “She is doing a good job but it’s time for a change in leadership. We need to have someone new with new ideas,” said North Dakota committee leader Sharon Stoschein.

At various points in the 2014 elections, Democratic Senator Jeanne Sheehan was booed during a debate for invoking the Koch Brothers for the upteeenth and then-Majority Senate Leader Harry Reid called the Koch Brothers “un-American” from the Senate floor.

[h/t Washington Times]