Democrat Annabelle Robertson kicked off her campaign for South Carolina’s second congressional district (map) this week, channeling a progressive populism aimed at voters disillusioned with “Republican” rule in Washington, D.C.
“I’m running for Congress because America doesn’t belong to the CEOs and the shareholders,” Robertson said in announcing her candidacy. “It doesn’t belong to the insurance companies, the power companies, the investment bankers or the super PACs. It belongs to you. It belongs to the people, all the people, and it’s time we took it back!”
How Tea Party-esque …
A liberal activist, Robertson is the founder of Indivisible South Carolina – a grassroots group dedicated to “resisting the Trump agenda.”
An attorney and survivor of domestic violence, Robertson says her campaign will focus on raising wages for working families, rebuilding the state’s roads and bridges, closing what she refers to as the “school-to-prison pipeline” and providing “quality, affordable healthcare for all.”
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“Imagine an America where every vote matters, where every voice is heard, where an honest day’s work gets an honest day’s pay and everyone pays their fair share,” Robertson said. “That’s the America I believe in and that’s the America we’re fighting for.”
Robertson is seeking the Democratic nomination for a seat that’s been in GOP hands since 1965, when party-switching segregationist Albert Watson was reelected as a “Republican” after resigning as a Democrat following the contentious 1964 presidential election.
The seat’s current representative – establishment “Republican” Joe Wilson – has held the seat since December 2001.
According to the Cook Political Report’s latest Partisan Voting Index (PVI), the seat has a plus-12 percent “Republican” lean – meaning it would take a miracle for the Democrats to win it.
Our view? Wilson’s left-leaning voting record has left him exceedingly vulnerable … just not in a general election against an underfunded Democrat.
Although our guess is Robertson will have no trouble painting Wilson as part of the problem in Washington …
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