Dec 12, 2012

DCCC Launches Web or Radio Ads in 21 Districts on Fiscal Cliff

In the newest phase of the GOPHostageTakers.com campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) launched web or radio ads today targeting 21 vulnerable House Republicans who have refused to sign a discharge petition that brings the Senate-passed middle class tax cuts to the House floor for a vote. House Republicans continue to hold the middle class tax cuts hostage and are threatening to send the economy over the fiscal cliff in order to get more budget-busting tax breaks for millionaires. 

Since last week, over 440,000 people have signed a petition at www.GOPHostageTakers.com demanding targeted House Republicans allow a vote on extending middle class tax cuts, and 178 Members of Congress have signed the discharge petition toward the 218 signatures needed to force the vote. 

“House Republicans have a chance to stand with the American people but instead they continue to hold the middle class hostage,” said DCCC Chairman Steve Israel. “Even though all sides agree on preventing a $2,200 tax increase on 98 percent of Americans, Tea Party House Republicans refuse to demand a vote to ensure it happens. Rather than driving our economy over the fiscal cliff, Republicans should put the brakes on their pledge to Grover Norquist that protects oil companies subsidies while cutting Medicare benefits for seniors.”

The text of a radio ad targeting Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) follows:

Tea Party Republicans in Congress are about to send our middle class tax cuts off the fiscal cliff. Tell Congressman Rick Crawford: don’t hold the middle class hostage to get more tax cuts for millionaires. Paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, www.dccc.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. The DCCC is responsible for the content of this advertising.

The radio and web video ads will be made in the following 21 districts:

  • AR-01 Congressman Rick Crawford *
  • AR-02 Congressman Tim Griffin *
  • CA-10 Congressman Jeff Denham *
  • CA-25 Congressman Buck McKeon *
  • CA-31 Congressman Gary Miller +
  • FL-02 Congressman Steve Southerland *
  • FL-10 Congressman Dan Webster +
  • IA-03 Congressman Tom Latham +
  • LA-04 Congressman John Fleming *
  • MN-02 Congressman John Kline +
  • MN-03 Congressman Erik Paulsen *
  • NE-02 Congressman Lee Terry *
  • NV-03 Congressman Joe Heck *
  • NY-19 Congressman Chris Gibson +
  • NY-23 Congressman Tom Reed *
  • OH-06 Congressman Bill Johnson *
  • PA-08 Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick *
  • SD-AL Congresswoman Kristi Noem *
  • VA-10 Congressman Frank Wolf *
  • WA-03 Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler +
  • WV-01 Congressman David McKinley *

+=Web advertising

*=Radio advertising

 


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