A dozen House Republicans are targeted in a new House Democratic political campaign that criticizes the GOP lawmakers for opposing the $787 billion stimulus package.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will contact voters this week by telephone with a recorded message saying that their Republican congressman voted â€œagainst the largest tax cut in history,â€ and against a stimulus bill that the business friendly U.S. Chamber of Commerce supported.
The campaign also includes â€œemails and text messages directly to targeted Republicansâ€™ constituents,â€ a DCCC official tells CNN. House Democrats have also created a Web site to explain how they believe the stimulus bill will affect individual congressional districts.
Only three congressional Republicans, all senators, voted for the final passage of the stimulus bill.
Hello, Iâ€™m calling on behalf of House Democrats with an important message about the economy.
Did you know Congressman Pete Sessions voted against President Obamaâ€™s economic recovery plan, endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce? Sessionsâ€™s empty rhetoric canâ€™t hide that he voted to raise the AMT tax on 22 million middle class Americans and against the largest tax cut in history.
Call Sessions at XXX-XXX-XXXX to ask why he voted to raise taxes on middle class families.
The GOP List:
- Rep. Judy Biggert of Illinois
- Rep. Ken Calvert of California
- Rep. Michael Castle of Delaware
- Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania
- Rep. Jim Gerlach of Pennsylvania
- Rep. Mark Kirk of Illinois
- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri
- Rep. Dan Lungren of California
- Rep. Thad McCotter of Michigan
- Rep. Adam Putnam of Florida
- Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington
- Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas
But, there is a risk coming out early by the DCCC even though they have the money to do so. The Democrats own the Obama Economic Stimulus Bill and if it fails to stimulate in time for the 2010 election cycle the GOP will hit them over the head with it.
A bold move this early but risky and for minimal gain.