Betsy DeVos an 'Attractive Boogeyman' for Political Campaigns

Education Week: “Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to decimate funding to our public schools,” warns a Facebook ad from Mikie Sherrill, who is running for an open U.S. House of Representatives seat in New Jersey. Another, from Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who is running for re-election, tells voters, “It’s time to fire Betsy DeVos.”

And in the U.S. Senate race in Nebraska, Democrat Jane Raybould, a Lincoln City councilwoman, attacked Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., in a recent debate for casting the “decisive” vote in favor of DeVos’ confirmation back in 2017.

DeVos’ name won’t appear on any ballots this fall. But Democratic candidates are trying to make her—and her controversial K-12 agenda—part of their campaign to take back the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and to win statehouses and governor’s mansions across the country.

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