Campaign 2010

Oct 11, 2007

President Bush Versus America’s Kids: DCCC Launches 2nd Round of “Putting Children First” Ads

DCCC Press

Oct 11, 2007

President Bush Versus America’s Kids: DCCC Launches 2nd Round of “Putting Children First” Ads

Chairman Chris Van Hollen announced today that the DCCC will continue to target for another week eight Republicans for voting against SCHIP which provides health insurance for children. The DCCC’s “Putting Children First” campaign kicks off on Monday with radio ads, mobile text message campaign, web ads, and an SCHIP action center web page .

“In their districts, Republicans are feeling the heat for supporting President Bush instead of the health care for America’s kids,” Van Hollen said. “We will continue to go district by district to hold Republicans who continue to vote in lockstep with President Bush and against children accountable.”

The radio ads will continue to air during drive time. The second buy is for one week. The radio ads will run in the following districts:

Steve Chabot (OH-01) Thelma Drake (VA-02) Tom Feeney (FL-24) Sam Graves (MO-076) Joe Knollenberg (MI-09) Randy Kuhl (NY-29) Jim Saxton (NJ-03) Tim Walberg (MI-07)

Text of the Traffic & Weather Sponsorship Ads Against Saxton Follows.

Similar ads will run against Chabot, Drake, Feeney, and Graves.

"President Bush versus America’s kids. Congressman Saxton has a choice: health care for 10 million children or continue to stand with Bush to block it. Tell Jim Saxton to choose our kids"

Text of the Ad, “Simple Choice,” Against Kuhl and Walberg Follows

“This is the ad Congressman Joe Knollenberg doesn't want Michigan voters to hear.

“With the State Children's Health Insurance Program - SCHIP - set to expire, Congressman Knollenberg has a simple choice to make.

“Continue to stand with President Bush or with American children.

“Over 100,000 children here in Michigan risk losing their affordable, quality health insurance, while Congressman Knollenberg receives his health care at taxpayers' expense

“SCHIP will provide health care coverage for 10 million children

“Yet President Bush vetoed it and Congressman Knollenberg stands with him - instead of with our kids.

“Congressman Knollenberg has an opportunity to cast a decisive vote - one in favor of giving 10 American million children the health care they need or one to block it.

“Call Congressman Knollenberg and tell him to stand with our kids, NOT George Bush.

“Paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.”