Campaign 2010

Dec 15, 2009

DCCC Launches Major Campaign Against House Republicans for Protecting Wall Street Instead of Main St

DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen announced today that the DCCC is launching a new ad campaign against House Republicans for siding with Wall Street special interests instead of middle class families and small businesses on Main Street.  


The new DCCC radio ads kick off a multi-pronged paid and grassroots campaign that targets a dozen House Republicans for protecting special interests rather than joining President Obama and House Democrats to hold big banks accountable and create jobs for middle class families. 


The DCCC campaign includes radio ads, automated calls, live calls, and more than four million e-mails.  The radio ads begin airing tomorrow during drive time.  The next phase of the campaign will be announced shortly.


“For years, House Republicans let big banks take huge risks that threatened our financial markets and left hard working American taxpayers holding the bill,” said DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen.  “We will continue to go district by district to hold House Republicans accountable for supporting big banks at the expense of American taxpayers and consumers.  Democrats will make clear that voters understand that while we stand with them, Republicans stand up for big special interests.”


Last week, despite unanimous Republican opposition, the House passed landmark financial reforms to put an end to the irresponsible and risky decisions that brought our economy to the brink of collapse and left taxpayers on the hook.  Rather than hold big banks accountable, House Republicans were huddling with lobbyists in the Capitol over their strategy to kill financial reform [Roll Call, 12/08/09].  The DCCC will continue to hold House Republicans accountable for protecting Wall Street special interests instead of folks on Main Street.


 The ads can be found online at

Republican Ad Targets


Dan Lungren (CA-03)

Mary Bono Mack (CA-45)

Lee Terry (NE-02)

Charlie Dent (PA-15)

Joe Wilson (SC-02)



A script of the 60 second radio ad called “Remember” follows:


“October 2008, the last months of the Bush presidency.


“The big banks and financial institutions almost collapsed, putting our entire economy at risk.




“We all know we should never let this happen again.  That’s why what our Congressman Lee Terry did last week is so disturbing.


“Congressman Terry voted to let Wall Street continue the same risky practices that crippled retirement accounts and left taxpayers on the hook for $700 billion dollars.


“And he voted to allow the big banks to pay high rolling executives unchecked compensation and bonuses.


“Maybe the $234,000 dollars that financial special interests have given to Congressman Terry mattered more to him than protecting taxpayers and consumers.

“Doesn’t that just make you mad?


“Call Lee Terry, tell him to stop standing up for the big banks and to start standing up for us.


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