WASHINGTON, May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “In these midterms, the ‘Comey vote’ can’t help Republicans,” is the title of an article just published in the Des Moines Register by Robert Weiner, national Democratic strategist and former Clinton White House spokesman, and Ben Lasky, senior policy analyst.
Weiner and Lasky assert, “The ‘Comey vote’ will not be repeated in November’s special elections. Those who were undecided or only slightly leaning and then changed in the last weeks of the 2016 election – after FBI Director James Comey announced a renewed Hillary Clinton investigation, but not the Trump-Russia investigation also underway – will not go Republican this time.”
Weiner and Lasky cite Comey’s own statement that it is “painful” for him to think he might have affected the outcome of the election. The authors point to polling that shows a ten point flip immediately following Comey’s letter and statement on the reopening, including in the close states that made the difference.
Weiner and Lasky say that in the special elections that occurred so far before the midterms, there has been a 10-20 point reversal from Trump’s numbers. They contend that the reason is not just in reversed opinions, but in enthusiasm among African Americans, young voters, and women. “On the Democratic side, African Americans and young people are energized. ‘Resistance’ support is strong in congressional town halls on healthcare and in protests like the Women’s March and the young people-led March for Our Lives” following the Parkland mass shooting.
They added today, “It’s not just town halls, protests and marches, it’s seen in votes. Beyond the midterms, it may also show force in the 2020 presidential election.”
Weiner and his team have written over 800 opeds in major papers. Opeds in 2018:
- May 14, 2018 — “Why Commerce Secretary Ross and his Russian ties may be next in Mueller’s investigation” — in New Jersey Star Ledger
- May 4, 2018 — “Another health risk heads for Charles County” — by Robert Weiner — in The Washington Post
- April 20, 2018 — “Guest Column: An assault weapons ban would make a difference” — by Robert Weiner and Brad Star in Colorado Springs Gazette | DOC | HTML| Original
- April 14, 2018 — “National Parks Under Siege” — by Robert Weiner, Kyle Fleck, and Ben Lasky in LaborPress | Original
- March 24, 2018 — “Trump’s Offer Of Korea Talks Good Step To End Nuclear Threat, Despite White House Back-And-Forth” — by Robert Weiner, Ben Lasky, and Brad Star — in LaborPress headline article | Original
- March 18, 2018 — “Down with wall, up with increased port security” — by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky — The Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio | Original
- March 1, 2018 — “Denying Success of Anti-Drug Policy” — by Robert Weiner and Brad Star — The Washington Times | DOC | Original
- February 14, 2018 — “Commentary: 10,000 experts plan to make America ‘evidence-based’ again” — by Robert Weiner and Kyle Fleck Austin American-Statesmen | Original | Logo
- February 8, 2018 — “Commentary: Experience of Salt Lake Olympics shows why ban of Russian team is justified” — by Robert Weiner and Brad Star— The Salt Lake Tribune| Original
- January 29, 2018 — “Mueller’s End Game: Maybe As Soon As Trump Wants, But Not How He’d Like” — by Robert Weiner and Kyle Fleck of Weiner Public News — in OpEd News — as H1 (lead op-ed nationwide) | DOC | Original
- January 27, 2018 — “Latest Infrastructure Plan Bleeds States, Cites, Needs Real Money” — by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky of Weiner Public News — LaborPress headline article | Original
- January 17, 2018 — “America’s drug-policy office deserves real expertise at the top” — by Robert Weiner — The Washington Post (top of editorial page) | Original
- January 11, 2018 — “Missing Conyers Already: After Conyers grilled AG Sessions, Judiciary Questioning of Deputy AG Rosenstein Shows Democrats Have Large Shoes to Fill” — by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky — Detroit Free Press | Original
Contact: Bob Weiner/Ben Lasky 202-306-1200 / 301-283-0821
SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates