What’s the Democrats’ Midterm Campaign Message?

What’s the Democrats’ Midterm Campaign Message?

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House Democratic leaders are looking to hone their messaging for the midterm elections, The Hill reports — but it’s not an easy task.

“As an early indication of the challenge they face, even party leaders are offering differing responses when asked what the Democrats should fast-track if they win the House gavel next year,” The Hill's Mike Lillis writes.

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi listed infrastructure, campaign finance reform, tougher gun laws and help for immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as minors.
  • House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said he would “focus like a laser on job creation, infrastructure and skills training investment.”
  • Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York, who chairs the House Democratic Caucus, said he’d prioritize health-care access, affordable college tuition and oversight of the Trump administration.

Rep. Linda Sánchez of California, the vice chair of the Democratic Caucus, highlighted retirement security.