Politicos Square Off On The Radio
February 3, 2009 at 5:16 AM (PT)
Radio is getting some needed advertising revenue from an unlikely source -- as the Democrats and Republicans argue the nantion's finances via radio ads. USA TODAY reports House Democrats have launched radio ads against Republicans who opposed stimulus and health bills.
The DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE this morning says it's going to run radio ads and a grassroots campaign in 28 House districts against Republicans who opposed the stimulus package passed WEDNESDAY. The ads start TOMORROW (2/4) and will be up for a week.
The DCCC says its "Putting Families First" campaign focuses on the Republicans' "out of step priorities by putting bank bail outs and building schools in IRAQ before the needs of the Americans in the struggling economy." The DCCC ads on economic recovery focus on jobs, schools and the WALL STREET bailout. One example: "Did you know (targeted lawmaker) voted to bail out big banks, but opposed tax breaks for 95% of American workers? Times are tough, tell (lawmaker) to put families first."
The other ads say various members "opposed over $526 million to modernize crumbling MICHIGAN schools, but supported building new schools in IRAQ" or "voted against economic recovery to immediately create and save" jobs in the state.
Early this morning, THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE says it's blasting press releases to media in 25 House districts, accusing Democrats who supported the stimulus of reneging on pledges of fiscal discipline.