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Top Campaign Aides Reveal Picks for #RCReadersChoice

If the campaign committees had their way, Roll Call reporters would be heading to disparate locations during the final stretch of the midterms.  

As part of our survey to determine our final campaign stops of the midterms,  Roll Call asked top communications aides at each of the four congressional campaign committees for their picks for our next road trip. Not a single one of them chose the same race.  

Voting for this round ends Friday at 5 p.m., and two finalists in each category will be announced next week. Until then, here are picks from each communications guru at the House and Senate campaign:  

Justin Barasky , communications director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee:

“There are so many great options where Democratic candidates are clearly contrasting their fight for the middle class with the Republicans allegiance to the Koch brothers, but I would vote for North Carolina where Speaker Tillis’ devastating education cuts are ending his chances.

Brad Dayspring , communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee:

“Kansas is lovely this time of year. It’s about time reporters asked the Obama supporting, Reid donating, felon-friendly Democrat Greg Orman a few questions. The first couple should be centered on Orman’s shady business deals with convicted insider trader Rajat Gupta. “

Emily Bittner , Communications Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee:

“This is as hard as picking my favorite niece/nephew – but Emily Cahn should introduce your readers to the next Congresswoman from South Jersey: Aimee Belgard. Aimee got involved in public service after losing both of her parents to cancer and rose to the highest ranks of the American Cancer Society. Multimillionaire CEO Tom MacArthur is bankrolling his campaign with his profits from running an insurance company that has been accused of cheating disaster victims. The public needs more sunshine on this race.”

Andrea Bozek , Communications Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee:

“I picked CA-52 for Emily to cover. Mainly because I wanted her to go somewhere nice like San Diego, but also because it’s one of our top pick-up races in the country. Also, she is going to have a hard time keeping up with Carl DeMaio: He is one of the hardest working candidates we have this cycle.”


Have an opinion on which race we should cover? Did we miss one of your favorite contests this cycle? Email your feedback or race of choice  to Politics Editor Shira T. Center, or tweet your thoughts or race at @RollCall with #RCReadersChoice.  


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