Mollineau: Democrats desperate for a win hail spending bill

March 23, 2018
The Hill


Rodell Mollineau, a Democratic strategist, said vulnerable Democrats can use the omnibus to campaign for reelection as pragmatists willing to reach across the aisle.

“The biggest knock on Congress is that they don’t do anything and all they do is fight and argue,” he said. “There are real dollars in this bill that will go to priorities in these states.

“It gives Democrats seeking re-election in the Senate something to go back home and brag about what they’ve been able to do for the state,” he added.

“The second part is it shows we work in a bipartisan manner, will be able to get something done and can work with Trump,” he said.

Red-state Democrats can say they are wiling to stand up to Trump when he’s wrong but also cut deals to help West Virginia, Montana and Indiana, Mollineau noted.

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