With Congress polling a puny 25% approval rate with the public, Democratic leadership in the House is pushing for members to hold more press conferences and town hall meetings extolling Congress’s accomplishments since Nancy Pelosi took over the speakership, The Hill reports.
Former Clinton press secretary Mike McCurry was reportedly among the cheerleaders for this more "positive" messaging at a recent meeting of chiefs of staff, legislative directors, and press secretaries.
The Politico reports that the campaign aims to "circumvent the national news media," which in Washington are practically exclusively fixated on the Iraq war.
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