August 27th, 2010
04:25 PM ET

Democratic campaign chief blasts Glenn Beck rally

CNN Political Ticker

The Democrats' point man for holding onto the party's majority in the House admitted Friday that the reach and intensity of conservative talk radio and television will be a "challenge" this fall but said voters will be smart enough to see through the "outrageous rhetoric on the right."

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, took specific aim at Fox News personality Glenn Beck, who is headlining a "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington this weekend alongside Sarah Palin.

The rally, to be held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, is being billed as a "non-political event." Van Hollen called that claim nonsense.

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  1. Gail

    Talk about blasphemy! Why is it wrong to have a Mosque built a few blocks from Ground Zero, yet okay to have one of the most hateful bigots alive speak on the exact spot and day that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for equal rights for all?

    August 27, 2010 at 10:37 pm |

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