Aug 27, 2012
DCCC Launches New Advertising Linking 20 Republicans To Congressman Todd Akin’s Extremism
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) continued on offense today, launching new automated phone calls to expose 20 vulnerable House Republicans for their extreme agenda that they share with Congressman Todd Akin. At the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week, Republicans will include the Akin-plank in their platform that would ban a woman’s right to choose with no exceptions for rape, incest or if the life of the mother is at risk.
Instead of creating jobs, Republicans in Congress have pursued a relentless assault on women’s rights – trying to redefine rape, close down Planned Parenthood, and overturn Roe v. Wade.
“The problem for House Republicans isn’t what one of their Members said, it’s what many of Republicans believe and do – support an extreme agenda that limits health care access for women,” said DCCC Communications Director Jesse Ferguson. “Voters will hold Republicans accountable for the rest of this campaign for sharing some of Congressman Akin’s extreme beliefs and now making the latest attack on women’s rights part of the official platform for Republican candidates.”
In a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released last week, 54 percent of voters believe Republican candidates are “out of step” while only 38 percent believe they’re in the main stream.
An example of an automated phone call in Congressman Mike Coffman’s (CO-06) district follows:
Hello. This is Julie calling from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. By now, I’m sure you’ve heard Congressman Todd Akin’s unbelievable comments about rape and his outrageous beliefs about women’s rights.
You know what’s even more worrisome? He’s not alone.
Republicans like your Congressman Mike Coffman share some of these radical, right-wing beliefs– that the government should take away a woman’s access to making informed decisions about her own pregnancy.
It’s outrageous. This week, Congressman Coffman’s Republican Party platform will include a plank that says no to a woman’s right to choose without any exceptions even in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is at risk.
If you’re tired of this right-wing social agenda from Congressman Todd Akin and Congressman Coffman then call him now at (720) 283-9772.
This campaign will be launched in the following districts:
CA-07 Congressman Dan Lungren
CA-10 Congressman Jeff Denham
CO-06 Congressman Mike Coffman
FL-10 Congressman Bill Young
FL-16 Congressman Vern Buchanan
IL-10 Congressman Robert Dold
IL-17 Congressman Bobby Schilling
MD-06 Congressman Roscoe Bartlett
MO-04 Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler
NH-02 Congressman Charlie Bass
NV-03 Congressman Joe Heck
NY-18 Congresswoman Nan Hayworth
NY-19 Congressman Chris Gibson
NY-24 Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle
PA-07 Congressman Pat Meehan
PA-08 Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick
TX-32 Congressman Pete Sessions
VA-02 Congressman Scott Rigell
WI-01 Congressman Paul Ryan
WI-07 Congressman Sean Duffy