Can a challenger win against an entrenched incumbent without criticizing him? Probably not. But Greenville, Miss., Mayor Heather McTeer seems to be trying that approach in her uphill bid to unseat Rep. Bennie Thompson.
In an interview with Roll Call, she repeatedly declined to criticize Thompson, whom she is challenging in the Democratic primary.
“I intend to focus this campaign solidly on what we’ve been able to do in the city of Greenville,” she said. “If it can be done here, it can be duplicated all across this district. … Our entire district can begin to see our way out and see growth and not be content with being at the bottom.”