Huh? Who and what the hell is a Mudcat? Well, Dave “Mudcat” Saunders is a gritty, shoot from the hip Democrat who lives in Roanoke, VA. He is the guy who ran the campaigns for Jim Webb for Senate and Mark Warner’s for governor. He also became a new liberal hero when he was interviewed by Rachel Maddow.
Famed southern Democratic operative Dave “Mudcat” Saunders has signed up to take on a new target: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
In a Tuesday interview with The Daily Caller, Saunders — the colorful consultant who has worked for southern Democrats like Jim Webb, Mark Warner and John Edwards — confirmed that he’s working for Democratic congressional candidate Wayne Powell, a retired Army colonel challenging Cantor for his U.S. House seat in Virginia.
“We’re going national,” Saunders told TheDC of the Powell campaign. “And we’re going to be doing a lot of national shows.”
The campaign’s message against Cantor? “He screwed us, and us is pissed.”
See the interview with Rachel Maddow here: