Trump is on their radar screen, and definitely under their skin…
Via The Hill
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has appointed a full-time staffer to handle all DNC responses to Donald Trump — a signal the group is now treating Trump as a serious contender for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination.
The employee is responsible for countering Trump’s media statements and working against his Oval Office bid, The Guardian said Saturday.
The DNC is only devoting its human resources to campaigns it considers especially threatening next election cycle.
The organization is currently targeting nine out of the 17 GOP presidential contenders with full-time opposition staffers.
The DNC’s Trump watchdog also monitors New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the report added.
Next year’s GOP presidential fields is one of the most crowded in recent memory.
The DNC is reportedly using full-time staffers for Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.), Govs. John Kasich (Ohio) and Scott Walker (Wis.) and former Govs. Jeb Bush (Fla.) and Rick Perry (Texas), in addition to Christie and Trump.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.), former Govs. Mike Huckabee (Ark.), George Pataki (N.Y.) and Jim Gilmore (Va.), former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) and private citizens Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are not getting the same attention.