Monday on “CNN Newsroom,” former 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook weighed in on the 2018 midterm election and argued that he didn’t think the Russia investigation was “a winning message.”

Mook said, “I don’t think the Russia investigation is a winning message. Voters are — they watch, and they look to see what your priorities seem to be, what you’re spending your time on and what your focus is.”

He continued, “This is why the Republicans are looking to have a fight over immigration. They want to send a signal to voters that Democrats are not focused on the voters. They’re focused on immigration and that sort of thing and, obviously, it’s an important issue, but the Republicans see that as a helpful wedge for their base. I think Democrats need to run on what everybody always needs to run on, which is—what are you doing for the voters, what’s in it for them, how will you help their lives?

“We’re still facing the same challenges as we saw in the last election, which voters don’t think politicians are helping them, they think they’re helping special interests and not themselves, and this tax bill is a perfect example of this. It’s a boom for billionaires, corporations. They created a permanent, massive tax cut for big corporations and they raised taxes on the middle class. It’s incredible.”

(h/t Grabien)

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