2007_jimhimesforcongress.jpgUnseating an incumbent is tough any time. But the GOP has put millions of dollars into Chris Shays’ district (including $6 million for affordable housing — conveniently Jim Himes’ signature issue) in order to help the lone Republican congressman remaining in the northeast keep his seat.

So Himes not only has to run against Shays’ formidable incumbency and fundraising advantages, he also has to run against the US Treasury. So why is Harold Ford, head of the DLC, making it more difficult?

"There is not a better Congressman in Washington than Chris Shays," said Ford, to a crowd of about 600 Fairfield University students and community members.

Really? Crazy Shaysie? The guy who thinks Blackwater is doing a "perfect" — not "good," but "perfect" — job? He’s your model for Congressional excellence?

Someone should let Ford know that the "D" in DLC is a passing reference to "Democrat."

You can donate to the Jim Himes campaign here.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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