DCCC Pulls Kihuen from “Frontline” Program
The fallout continues from the allegation of sexual harassment against Congressman Rubén Kihuen (D-NV). The DCCC has removed all traces of Kihuen from their program, "Frontline," which gives vulnerable incumbents a fundraising boost and helps support their campaign operations. Kihuen has stood firm that he will not resign, despite pressure from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and DCCC Chair Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), who Kihuen says knew of the allegations when Kihuen first ran. The DCCC maintains that they were not aware of the allegations until Friday. If Kihuen decides not to run for reelection, Nevada’s governor would need to call a special election which would likely prompt an unpredictable scramble to represent a district that Trump narrowly won last year. Some Dems believe he has no real chance of winning if he sticks it out and runs for a second term in 2018. More here.