‘Go straight to the right’: Lis Smith says progressives should use conservative media to stop Ron DeSantis

Democratic campaign veteran Lis Smith has some advice for progressives seeking to upend a 2024 run at the presidency by Gov. Ron DeSantis: Attack him from the right, not the left.

Smith, whose bona fides include work on the campaigns of Barack Obama, Andrew Cuomo, Jon Corzine and Pete Buttigieg, appeared Wednesday on the Vanity Fair podcast, Inside the Hive, to promote her new memoir, “Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story.”

In the book, Smith detailed how during Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, she was asked to “get as many negative stories about Mitt Romney published as possible.” Asked how she would

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