GOP Hardball Pays Off as Rita Hart Drops Election Contest

Laura Belin at Bleeding Heartland:

In any event, Republicans won the messaging war in IA-02. They will keep pretending to care about the will of the voters, even as they genuflect to Trump and promote his Big Lie about the 2020 presidential race.

Hart lost the messaging war in part because of the Big Lie. It made enough Democrats uncomfortable supporting Hart’s challenge.