Jim Marshall Runs Against His Own Party

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“Everyone vs. Nancy Pelosi” has been one of the featured plays in the GOP playbook this year. Their attempts to nationalize the anti-Pelosi fervor will be tested on Tuesday.

Moderate Dems like Georgia’s Jim Marshall are taking a page from that same book. Running against Republican challenger Austin Scott, Marshall has made it clear to voters that if he and the Dems prevail on Tuesday, he won’t support Pelosi in another bid for Speaker of the House. He reaffirms his position in a recent ad: 

Running away from your party when it’s unpopular is one thing. Actually running against your party on TV? Creative, to say the least.

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