Campaign 2010

Sep 08, 2006

GOP Gathers For Special Interest Sports

DCCC Press

Sep 8, 2006

GOP Gathers For Special Interest Sports

After Years of Catering to the Whims of the Special Interests in Congress, the Republican Leadership is Taking the Special Interests Fishing and Bowling

Bowling With the Special Interests Seeks to Benefit Rubber Stamp Republicans:

Steve Chabot (OH), Thelma Drake (VA), Jeff Fortenberry (NE), J.D. Hayworth (AZ), Marilyn Musgrave (CO), John Sweeney (NY) and Curt Weldon (PA)

The Fishing Event and Fancy Reception Seeks to Benefit Rubber Stamps in Training:

Michele Bachmann (MN), Jeff Lamberti (IA), Doug Lamborn (CO), David McSweeney (IL), Ralph Norman (SC), Ray Meier (NY), Peter Roskam (IL), Bill Sali (ID), Adrian Smith (NE), Van Taylor (TX), Tim Walberg (MI) and Mike Whalen (IA)

(Washington, D.C.) – Next week, National Republicans will gather lobbyists, colleagues and friends for a series of high-dollar special interest fundraisers to benefit their most vulnerable Republican Members of Congress and the candidates most likely to be rubber stamps if sent to Washington. The events will be held at a Washington, D.C. bowling alley called Lucky Strike, fishing on the Potomac River and a fancy reception room on Capitol Hill.

After 12 years of a Republican majority, the special interests have been rolling strikes as the GOP follows their priorities and not those of American families. The Republican leadership has delivered no solutions on Iraq, gas prices, student aid, or prescription drugs, and at a time when American soldiers are fighting and when prices are soaring, middle class families are looking for a new direction.

“After baiting the special interests for years in Washington, American families are getting gutterballs at home and it shouldn’t take a week of special interest sports with the GOP to realize it’s time for a new direction,” said Bill Burton, communications director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “American families are sick and tired of the Republican leadership that has offered no solutions on Iraq, gas prices, student aid or prescription drugs and two more years of the status quo gives little hope for the future.”