Campaign 2010

Oct 29, 2007

DCCC Launches 4th Round of “Putting Children First” Ads

DCCC Press

Oct 29, 2007

DCCC Launches 4th 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 fourth round of the “Putting Children First” campaign kicks off on Tuesday with radio ads, a mobile text message campaign, and an e-mail campaign.

“Across the country Republicans are feeling the heat for supporting President Bush instead of the health care for America’s kids,” Van Hollen said. “Since Republicans continue to play politics with children’s health care, we will continue to go district by district to hold them accountable for voting in lockstep with President Bush.”

The fourth round of radio ads will run during drive time. The initial buy is for one week. The radio ads will run in the following districts:

Richard Baker (LA-06) Steve Chabot (OH-01) Kenny Hulshof (MO-09) Ric Keller (FL-08) Joe Knollenberg (MI-09) Peter Roskam (IL-06) John Shadegg (AZ-03)

Text of the Traffic & Weather Sponsorship Ad Against Shadegg Follows.

These ads will run against Shadegg and Roskam.

Did you know Congressman Shadegg gets health care at taxpayers’ expense, but Shadegg and Bush are blocking health care for 10 million uninsured children? Tell John Shadegg to put kids first.

Text of the Ad, “Priorities,” Against Chabot Follows

The day Chabot voted to sustain President Bush’s veto, it was announced that Bush would be holding a fundraiser for Chabot.

[Begin sound effects of a party]

This past Monday, Congressman Steve Chabot’s loyalty to George Bush was rewarded.

Hosting a fundraiser for the congressman – just days after Chabot voted for the third time against children’s health insurance – Bush personally thanked Chabot for his support.

So while Chabot ignores the needs of his constituents and is busy raising money with Bush and their rich friends, over 200,000 children here in Ohio are on the verge of losing their health coverage.

The State Children’s Health Insurance bill - SCHIP - will provide health care for nearly 10 million American children, and is funded by a 61-cent increase in the tobacco tax.

Congressman Chabot receives his health insurance at taxpayers’ expense, yet he continues to vote against providing high quality, affordable health care for Ohio’s children.

Attending fundraisers and supporting Bush.

When will Congressman Chabot get his priorities straight and stop siding with the president – and start siding with Ohio children?

Call Congressman Chabot and tell him to stand with kids, NOT George Bush.

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Text of the Ad Against Knollenberg Follows

These ads will run against Baker, Hulshof, Keller, and Knollenberg.

Congressman Joe Knollenberg – you receive quality health insurance provided at taxpayers’ expense, so why do you continue to vote against providing quality affordable health care to Michigan’s children?

With the State Children’s Health Insurance Program – SCHIP – set to expire, you have a simple choice to make:

Continue to stand with President Bush or with Michigan’s kids.

SCHIP legislation will provide health care coverage for nearly 10 million children, including over 100,000 children here in Michigan, and is funded by a 61 cent increase in the tobacco tax.

Yet President Bush has vetoed it and you stand with him – instead of kids.

Congress has revised the bill to override Bush’s veto. When will you stop moving the bar and supporting the president – and start siding with Michigan children?

Congressman Knollenberg – stand with kids, NOT George Bush.

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.


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