Tuesday, October 1, 2013

House Dems hitting House GOP with robocalls on shutdown

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching robocalls targeting more than 60 House Republicans on the government shutdown.

The calls patch constituents through to their congressman to allow them to urge them to end the shutdown, which began early Tuesday morning as the clock ran out on the government funding measure and the two chambers were unable to come to a compromise. 

"While you we're sleeping, Congressman Tim Wahlberg (R-Mich.) shut down the government. You heard that right. But even worse -- Congressman Wahlberg is still getting paid -- and he's just not listening to our frustration. All because of his demand to take away your benefits and project insurance company profits," the robocall charges. 

It then allows the listener to connect to the congressman to "tell him to end the shutdown, stop the nonsense and focus on common sense solutions that protect our health care and grow our economy." 
The calls are targeting 63 House Republicans, a wide swath of the caucus, only a handful of whom are vulnerable. A DCCC aide said the committee is hitting so many lawmakers because "all could pay a steep price" for the shutdown.  Post

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