Campaign 2010

Oct 05, 2013

Back Home, House Republicans Feel the Pain of Their Reckless Shutdown

House Republicans remain disconnected from reality in Washington and are forging ahead with their reckless government shutdown, but back home it’s their constituents who are feeling the pain and are fed up with their Republican representatives’ kowtowing to radical Tea Party demands.

Take a look at some examples of the headlines the most vulnerable House Republicans are seeing back at home.  You can see the latest list of editorials from yesterday online here.

  • Florida Democrats Demand A Vote To End Shutdown [WCTV, 10/5/13]
  • Sarasota Democrats scold Buchanan for shutdown [Sarasota Herald Tribune, 10/4/13]
  • Group Calls for Barr Vote [WTVQ, 10/4/13]
  • Shutdown poses political problems for some California Republicans [McClatchy, 10/4/13]
  • Callis, at Lincoln Home, asks Davis to end ‘madness’ [State Journal-Register, 10/4/13]
  • Handful protests shutdown at GOP’s Tallahassee office [Tampa Tribune, 10/4/13]
  • Protesters point fingers at Republicans for government shutdown [, 10/4/13]
  • Staten Island Democrats blast Grimm over government shutdown [Staten Island Advance, 10/4/13]
  • Kentucky Farmer Demands Congressman Andy Barr Back ‘Clean’ Bill to End Shutdown [WFPL, 10/4/13]
  • Government shutdown puts squeeze on Republican moderates [Los Angeles Times, 10/4/13]
  • Ithaca residents criticize Reed for supporting government shutdown [The Ithacan, 10/3/13]
  • Ehrlich Goes After Young Over Government Shutdown [St. Pete Patch, 10/3/13]
  • Dem Challengers Hit Fitzpatrick on Shutdown [PoliticsPA, 10/3/13]
  • Tate: Duffy, GOP government shutdown is a disaster [Wausau Daily Herald, 10/2/13]
  • Shutdown is latest bad news for military towns [Myrtle Beach Online, 10/2/13]
  • Fitzpatrick challenger to criticize role in shutdown [Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/2/13]
  • Protesters asking Congressman Heck to back ObamaCare [KTNV, 10/2/13]
  • Staten Island Democrats blast Congressman Michael Grimm for shutdown [Metro-NY, 10/2/13]
  • 1,100 furloughed as Arkansas National Guard delays training indefinitely [KATV, 10/2/13]
  • Recchia Slams Grimm For Siding With Tea Party Over Government Shutdown [Bensonhurst Bean, 10/2/13]
  • Fitzpatrick takes heat for shutdown [Bucks County Courier, 10/2/13]
  • Enough GOP votes to end shutdown? Washington Republicans mum [Seattle Times, 10/2/13]
  • Morning Word: Government shutdown continues to reverberate throughout NM [New Mexico Telegram, 10/2/13]
  • Some N.Y. lawmakers furlough staff, refuse pay, Protesters picket Reed's office [Star Gazette, 10/1/13]
  • Federal shutdown causes frustration for Iowa taxpayers, government workers, others [Des Moines Register, 10/1/13]
  • Federal shutdown furloughs thousands in Illinois [State Journal-Register, 10/1/13]
  • Budget impasse sends ripples through Tallahassee, across country [Tallahassee Democrat, 10/1/13]
  • Protest today blasts Reed for supporting government shutdown [Daily Messenger, 10/1/13]
  • Supplemental food program funds halted by shutdown [Sioux City Journal, 10/1/13]
  • Dems pound Staten Island's Grimm over shutdown [Staten Island Advance, 10/1/13]
  • Government shutdown hits thousands locally [Orlando Sentinel, 10/1/13]
  • Democrats target three N.C. House members in shutdown fight [Charlotte Observer, 10/1/13]
  • Joe Heck Fallout from Shutting Down Government [The Nevada View, 10/1/13]
  • SD Guard sends 549 employees home in shutdown [Sioux City Journal, 10/1/13]
  • Iowa Treasurer Fitzgerald: Government shutdown and farm bill expiration hurt Iowans [Des Moines Register, 10/1/13]
  • With shutdown, Colorado will pay costs of National Guard flood work [Denver Post, 10/1/13]
  • Shutdown would mean furloughs, fewer services and closed national parks [Miami Herald, 9/30/13]
  • Up To 2,000 Arkansas Workers Could Be Affected By Federal Government Shutdown [Talk Business, 9/30/13]
  • Government shutdown could cost state millions as national parks close [Arizona Capitol Times, 9/30/13]
  • A Government Shutdown Could Be Devastating For Arkansas [KARK NBC, 9/30/13]