Campaign 2010

Jun 01, 2009

DCCC Announces Paid and Grassroots Ad Campaign Targeting Republicans for “Just Saying No” to Jobs an

DCCC Announces Paid and Grassroots Ad Campaign Targeting Republicans for "Just Saying No" to Jobs and Middle Class Tax Cuts


The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) today announced it's launching a paid and grassroots ad campaign targeting six Republicans who just said no to President Obama's economic recovery act that is funding critically-needed local projects and creating tens of thousands of jobs in their districts.


"We are once again going district by district to hold ‘just say no' House Republicans accountable for voting against thousands of jobs for their constituents and against middle class tax cuts that would immediately help ease the economic crisis for families struggling to make ends meet," said DCCC Executive Director Jon Vogel.  "In these tough times, middle class families who are worried about keeping their jobs want action in the form of middle class tax cuts and economic recovery, not the House Republicans' 'just say no' obstruction."


The radio ads will begin during drive time on Monday and will run for a week. Radio ads, automated calls, and emails will target the following six Republicans:


Congressman Brian Bilbray (CA-50)

Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15)

Congressman Peter King (NY-03)

Congressman Thad McCotter (MI-11)

Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-16)

Congressman Don Young (AK-AL)



The text of one of the radio ads from the campaign, targeting Congressman Peter King follows:


Did you know Congressman King voted against the Economic Recovery Plan?  He opposed an $800 tax cut and opposed creating or saving 215,000 New York jobs.   Tell King to put New York first.


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The text of the automated call targeting Congressman McCotter follows:


I'm calling from the DCCC to tell you how disappointed I am in Congressman Thad McCotter. 


He keeps voting "no" on everything.  Congressman McCotter even voted against the economic recovery plan, which is at work now to create or save over 109,000 Michigan jobs. 


He voted "no" on transportation projects that mean good jobs right here - like widening Canton Center road. 


He even voted against an $800 tax credit for Michigan couples. 


I hope you'll join me in calling Congressman McCotter to tell him to stop voting "no," to stop standing in the way of getting the economy moving again. 


Paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, 202-741-1350.  Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.