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Strategists: Democrats Risk Backlash Over Pushing Russia Probes

There is apparent discord within the U.S. Democratic Party over how vigorously it should emphasize allegations of collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, according to Politico.

Democratic candidates and political operatives expressed concern to Politico that maintaining the Russia controversy as a primary issue, instead of health care and other pocketbook issues, could backfire.

Veteran Democratic consultant Bill Burton, who is involved in several political campaigns, told Politico voters are “mostly sick of hearing about it, and they want to hear politicians talk about things that are more directly important to their lives.”

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Darry Sragow, a Democratic strategist in the …read more

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