Do Democrats Need a Bubba Strategy?

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The party shouldn’t give up on NASCAR voters, says Dave “Mudcat” Saunders.
By Mason Adams – Politico

On a balmy summer afternoon, Dave “Mudcat” Saunders sits in the shade of his porch in Roanoke, Va., with a tall cup of iced tea, a highlighter and a copy of I Heard My Country Calling. That’s the new book by former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, a Reagan Democrat whose 2006 upset over one-time GOP star George Allen in Virginia represents the last time Mudcat could claim victory for his “Bubba Strategy.”
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Foreshadowing Eric Cantor’s Defeat

Harrison Hickman – Huffington Post

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Commentators are wrong in suggesting that the problems that resulted in Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss were new or that they were confined to the Republican primary electorate. In reality, Cantor’s weaknesses were obvious two years ago in our poll of likely general election voters in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District for Democratic candidate Wayne Powell.
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Mudcat talks Powell campaign on Inside Politics with David Calef

Dave “Mudcat” Saunders discussed the Wayne Powell campaign and Eric Cantor on Inside Politics with David Calef last week (July 24). Listen here.

Cantor Caught Red-Handed!

Powell campaign questions Eric Cantor’s motives in hiding “spousal” exemption in House Insider Trading bill.  Cantor’s actions open the door to questions about spouse’s involvement in Cayman Island hedge fund firm.

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Mudcat on Hardball Rescheduled

Mudcat’s appearance on Hardball is being rescheduled. We’ll let you know the new time as soon as we can!

Mudcat calls Eric Cantor a crook on the Rachel Maddow show.

And that was just for starters.   Watch the video here:  (Mudcat interview starts at 6:00)

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‘Mudcat’ Saunders vows to run a ‘national campaign’ against Eric Cantor

By Alex Pappas – The Daily Caller.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Famed southern Democratic operative Dave “Mudcat” Saunders has signed up to take on a new target: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

In a Tuesday interview with The Daily Caller, Saunders — the colorful consultant who has worked for southern Democrats like Jim Webb, Mark Warner and John Edwards — confirmed that he’s working for Democratic congressional candidate Wayne Powell, a retired Army colonel challenging Cantor for his U.S. House seat in Virginia.

“We’re going national,” Saunders told TheDC of the Powell campaign. “And we’re going to be doing a lot of national shows.”

The campaign’s message against Cantor? “He screwed us, and us is pissed.” Continue reading