“Democrats have to stay focused on the prize,” Linney added. “They need to prove they can bring about the change they want in the district. ... There is no need to attack fellow Democrats.”
A voter who is engaged in June is likely to stay engaged in November, he said.
“It would be nice to have one guy who can start his general election campaign in the primary, but democracy is messy,” Linney said. “We’re going to support whoever emerges from the process,” which is what he expects the losing Democrats will do.