Democratic Candidates Claim They Are Now On ‘Offense’ In The Health Debate
News outlets report on how the messaging battles are taking shape, both in terms of the presidential and congressional campaigns.
The New York Times: Campaign Memo: Candidates Racing For Future, Gaze Fixed Firmly On The Past
Mr. Obama's campaign on Thursday hammered Mr. Romney over business deals from the turn of the century, just days after the president summoned supporters to the East Room for the latest salvo over tax cuts enacted by his predecessor a decade ago. Mr. Romney's Republican supporters in Congress countered by voting in the House to repeal Mr. Obama's two-year-old health care program and by trying to force a Senate vote on President George W. Bush's tax cuts (Baker, 7/12).
Politico: DCCC: We're Winning On Health Care
The day after the House voted to repeal the health care law again, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it's winning the health care debate and Democratic members are now on "offense" (Nocera, 7/12).