Campaign 2010

Aug 05, 2013

DCCC Launches Recess Radio Ads Against Republican Congressmen

As House Republicans left for a five-week vacation without bills on jobs, transportation or comprehensive immigration reform, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched radio ads titled “Wrong Priorities” calling on 18 Congressmen to get their priorities straight.

“House Democrats repeatedly asked House Republicans to stay and work together on solutions to issues like jobs, comprehensive immigration reform, a balanced approach to reducing the deficit and a transportation bill, but House Republicans refused to cooperate and left for vacation instead,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “While House Republicans take a five-week taxpayer-funded paid vacation, we hope that they listen to their constituents and fix their misplaced priorities.”

The 15-second ads are running during news, weather and traffic programming. An example from Congressman Steve Southerland’s (FL-02) radio station follows:

“You work hard, so you deserve the same from your Congressman. But did you know Congressman Southerland is on a five-week taxpayer-funded vacation instead of working to create jobs? Tell Congressman Southerland to get his priorities straight.”

The 18 vulnerable Republican districts include:

Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-01)

Congressman Kevin Cramer (ND-AL)

Congressman Steve Daines (MT-AL)

Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07)

Congressman John Fleming (LA-04)

Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03)

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02)

Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-06)

Congressman David Joyce (OH-14)

Congressman Steve King (IA-04)

Congressman Gary Miller (CA-31)

Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-02)

Congressman Scott Rigell (VA-02)

Congressman Steve Southerland (FL-02)

Congressman Glenn Thompson (PA-05)

Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10)

Congressman Kevin Yoder (KS-03)

Congressman Bill Young (FL-13)