Dems Launch Medicare Attack On GOP
The campaign, which will be staged during Congress' August recess and is being advanced by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, will focus on 44 House Republicans and will charge them with wanting to cut Medicare. Democrats hope this effort will be aided by the lines drawn during the debt-ceiling negotiations.
The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire: House Democrats Attack GOP Members Over Medicare
The debt-ceiling deal preserved one line of attack for Democrats: They can still claim House Republicans for voting to change Medicare. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today announced a campaign attacking 44 House Republicans, with the theme that Republicans want to cut Medicare. It includes radio ads, billboards, gas station ads, door-to-door efforts and phone banks. If nothing, it shows the DCCC is trying to regain its footing after the bruising debt fight. Last month, President Barack Obama announced he would be willing to make changes to entitlement programs, including Medicare, in exchange for increased tax revenues as part of a "grand bargain" on debt reduction (Yadron, 8/4).
Roll Call: DCC Targets 44 Republicans With 'Accountability August' Campaign
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched an initiative Thursday to apply pressure to Republicans during the August recess for proposed cuts to entitlement programs such as Medicare. "Accountability August" is the latest installment of the DCCC's "Drive for 25" campaign to win control of the House next year. Over the next month, the campaign will target 44 Republicans with some combination of radio ads, billboards, gas station advertising, community meetings, door-to-door canvasses, phone banks, virtual phone banks and automated calls. It also features a website: MillionairesOverMedicare.com (Trygstad, 8/4).