Campaign 2010

Aug 16, 2006

Hastert’s Wrong Track Whistle Stop Hits Denver

DCCC Press

Aug 16, 2006

Hastert’s Wrong Track Whistle Stop Hits Denver

Hastert Tries to Beat the Heat by Telling Colorado Families to Stay the Course and Waiting for Their Chilly Response

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Wrong Track Whistle Stop roars into Denver as Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert stumps for congressional candidate Rick O’Donnell. Hastert is traveling to 42 districts this summer telling everyone not to panic and to “stay the course.” In promoting the status quo, Hastert and O’Donnell join such visionaries as the captain of the Titanic and the pilot of the Hindenburg.

Today’s event shows that O’Donnell will be a rubber stamp for the status quo as Hastert has continually promoted the same old, “stay-the-course” message that has taken America in the wrong direction. Colorado families deserve fresh ideas and independent leadership, not another member of Congress who will blindly follow the failed leadership of George Bush, Dennis Hastert and the rest of the Republican Congress.

“The temperature is the only thing higher than the number of Colorado families who say we’re headed down the wrong track. No wonder Hastert is worried,” said Bill Burton, communications director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Colorado families are looking for a new direction, and even though Hastert is trying to escape from D.C. neither he nor Rick O’Donnell will be able to run from their records.”

Hastert’s Stay-the-Course Summer Tour to Hit 42 Districts Across the Country. Dennis Hastert will hit the campaign trail for Republican candidates this August. Hastert told reporters “I like to campaign. I’ll be in 42 districts over the district work period.” Hastert promises more of the same on his campaign tour but American families are sick of simply “staying-the-course.” After years of the Republican-led status quo in Washington that has taken this country in the wrong direction, American families are looking for a change. [Roll Call, 7/27/06]