Washington establishment pours cash into campaign of Dolores Huerta’s son
The political establishment in Washington, D.C. is pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the “all but dead” congressional campaign of Dolores Huerta’s son.
The Democratic House Majority Political Action Committee “pumped $390,000 into a television attack ad” against Congressman David Valadao to benefit Dolores Huerta’s son who is challenging the lawmaker, the Bakersfield Californian reports.
Lawyer Emilio Huerta’s congressional bid for the 21st district was “all but dead” until the money from the Washington establishment started flowing in, according to the report.
The cash came in from Hillary Clinton’s gigantic political machine. The United Farm Workers (UFW) endorsed Clinton against Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders earlier this year. Actress Susan Sarandon and others have smacked Dolores Huerta on social media, implying that she’s a sellout.
At first, Emilio Huerta didn’t want any help from the Washington political establishment. When he jumped into the race, Huerta disavowed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DNCC) in Washington.
“The DCCC reputation is so bad in the area that Bakersfield lawyer Emilio Huerta, who entered the race in early January, has been telling voters he was not recruited by the group,” the Los Angeles Times reported.
“It’s unfortunate that [the] DCCC doesn’t have a good track record here in terms of running successful candidates,” Huerta said in the LA Times article. “They don’t take advantage of local clubs or local committees. They bring their playbook to the table and ignore us local folk.”
But now he needs the money. The lawyer isn’t very well known, and has no real accomplishments. His biggest claim to fame is that he is Dolores Huerta’s son. He lists the UFW as one of his employers.
Huerta’s struggling campaign needs at least a million dollars, former Democrat assemblywoman Nicole Parras says, and Huerta doesn’t have it. Paris said Huerta’s effort will need “at least half-a-million dollars and … one or two (independent expenditures) for another half-a-million, and (the ads) have to be negative.”
Then hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash rolled in from Washington, D.C. on October 7.