Campaign 2010

Aug 13, 2007

DCCC Launches Ad Campaign Targeting Republicans for Voting Against Children and Seniors

DCCC Press

Aug 13, 2007

DCCC Launches Ad Campaign Targeting Republicans for Voting Against Children and Seniors

Chairman Chris Van Hollen announced today that the DCCC will target five Republicans for voting against SCHIP which provides health insurance for children. The Democrats’ bill also strengthens Medicare for seniors.

“This August we're going district by district to urge Republicans to stop obstructing progress,” Van Hollen said. “Republicans who continue to vote in lockstep with President Bush and against children and seniors in their districts will be held accountable.”

This is the third round of ads the DCCC has done this August. The news, weather, and traffic radio ads began airing during drive time on Monday. The initial ad buy is for one week. The radio ads will run in the following districts:

Jim Saxton (NJ-03)

Bill Young (FL-10)

Vern Buchanan (FL-13)

Tom Feeney (FL-24)

Calls will be made in Richard Baker’s (LA- 06) district.

Background

The Democrats’ bill will provide 5 million American children with health insurance. It also improves Medicare for 44 million seniors and people with disabilities by adding preventive health care benefits, increasing benefits for low-income seniors, and reducing unnecessary taxpayer subsidies to Medicare private plans. [HR 3162, Vote 787, 8/1/07]

Text of the Ad

Following the news, traffic, or weather announcements, the radio announcer will say:

The DCCC is responsible for the content of this advertising, not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Announcer – New Jersey ad:

Did you know Congressman Saxton receives health care at taxpayers’ expense, but

Saxton voted against providing health care for 5 million uninsured children. Tell Jim Saxton to put families first.

Announcer – Florida ad:

Did you know Bill Young receives health care at taxpayers’ expense, but voted against lowering senior’s Medicare deductibles and co-payments for preventative care? Tell Congressman Young to put seniors first.