Democratic campaign chair Steve Israel says candidates need to avoid NC convention, stay in their districts

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“If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts,” New York congressman Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told the Reuters Washington Summit on Tuesday. “A trip to Charlotte may be interesting … but why leave your districts? … I don’t care if the president was at 122 percent favorability right now … I think [candidates] should be in their districts.”

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