Campaign 2010

Jun 26, 2009

Latest DCCC Ad Campaign Highlights Republican Hypocrisy on Funding for American Troops

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today announced its Independence Day Ad Campaign against House Republicans for their hypocrisy on troop funding.  When George Bush was president, Republicans were quick to criticize anyone who voted against the supplemental bills that fund the troops as against the troops. But now that Republicans are trying to score political points, they have flip flopped on troop funding.


"Republicans never hesitated to criticize those who voted against the previous supplemental bills that included funding for the troops, but now that they are trying to score political points, Republicans' votes have conveniently changed. So this Independence Day, we are going district by district to hold these hypocritical Republicans accountable," said Jon Vogel, Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  "The last thing our troops deserve is Republicans' obstruction and hypocrisy."


The DCCC campaign consists of 60-second radio ads and news/ traffic/ weather announcements.  The radio ads will begin during drive time on July 1st and will run for a week.  The DCCC is also launching a grassroots effort targeting hypocritical Republicans with phone calls, automated phone calls, and e-mails.  


Several House Republicans across the country are being targeted by the campaign, including:  


  • Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-44)
  • Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15)
  • Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-06)
  • Congressman Dan Lungren (CA-03)
  • Congressman Mike McCaul (TX-10)
  • Congressman Lee Terry (NE-02)
  • Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02)


The text of one of the radio ads from the campaign, targeting Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) follows:


Male Announcer:


Around here, we recognize Independence Day with parades ... and picnics ... maybe a few fireworks.


But July Fourth is about more than that.


It's about remembering those who fought for our freedoms.  And those still fighting today.


Congressman Lee Terry used to understand that.


When George Bush asked, Congressman Terry voted to fully fund our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.


And, last year he said, quote, "We must give our military every resource it needs."


Seems like Congressman Terry is playing politics now ...


Last month Congressman Terry voted AGAINST funding for those same troops.


It's true: vote number 348 - you can look it up.


It's a shame.


Call Lee Terry.  Ask him why he voted against our troops.  Ask him ... what changed.


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