Campaign 2010

Apr 01, 2013

VIDEO: DCCC Launches Online Advertising Campaign in 17 Districts

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching paid online advertising in 17 vulnerable Republican districts today with a new web video advertisement that highlights the radical, out-of-touch Republican budget. Instead of backing a solutions-based budget that responsibly cuts the deficit, Republicans voted for Republican Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s partisan budget that includes higher taxes for the middle class, bigger health care bills for seniors on Medicare, more expensive student loans with a tax break for millionaires and Big Oil companies.

  • AARP said that this budget “shifts costs onto seniors and future retirees” and is “removing the Medicare guarantee of affordable health coverage seniors have contributed to through a lifetime of hard work.”
  • The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that “families with children that have incomes below $200,000 would have to face tax increases averaging more than $3,000 a year,” potentially losing middle class benefits like the mortgage interest deduction while millionaires will still have “an average net tax cut of about $245,000.”

Congressman Valadao's Radical Budget: Robin Hood in Reverse


“Middle class families want solutions that reduce the deficit and are fair to the middle class, but Republicans in Congress voted for more partisan ideology instead,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Republicans say this budget is the best way to communicate their ‘governing philosophy,’ so we’re telling the people what that means: more for millionaires and corporate special interests, less for the middle class and seniors. That might be the Republican Congress’s governing philosophy – but it certainly isn’t the right philosophy for America’s middle class.”

A similar version of this video advertising is now running in the following districts.

AR-02             Tim Griffin

AR-04             Tom Cotton

CA-21             David Valadao

CA-31             Gary Miller

CO-06             Mike Coffman

IN-08              Larry Bucshon

MN-02            John Kline

MN-03            Erik Paulsen

NE-02             Lee Terry

NJ-03              Jon Runyan

NY-11             Michael Grimm

NY-23             Tom Reed

OH-14             David Joyce

OH-16             Jim Renacci

PA-08              Mike Fitzpatrick

VA-02             Scott Rigell

WA-03            Jaime Herrera Beutler