Holy cow! With about 500 days before the election the DCCC is taking serious aim at Robin Hayes and 13 other incumbent Republicans.
Do you remember last year when Hayes hefted himself up in the back of a pickup and threw candy at little kids during parades in the district?
I know what he's going to be doing this Independence Day. He'll be listening to commercials outline just how little he and his fellow Republicans have done for those service this nation in the different arms of the military.
Here's the press release:
Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) , announced today that the DCCC is launching an Independence Day ad and grassroots campaign targeting Representative Robin Hayes. The ads begin airing on Monday during drive time and will run for five days in 14 targeted Republican districts.
"Next week, Republicans are going home to talk up their support for our nation's troops and veterans. But, their constituents deserve to know that the Republican record on veterans is all talk and no action," said Chairman Chris Van Hollen. "America's troops and veterans deserve more than patriotic speeches this Independence Day."
Beginning on Monday, the DCCC will:
Run strategic radio ads and targeted telephone calls in 14 Republican districts, including North Carolina's Eighth District;
Begin a grassroots initiative which includes targeted e-mails to 2 million voters and more than 50,000 telephone calls;
Release targeted web videos highlight individual Republicans' shameful record on veterans' issues; and,
Launch a new Veterans Action Center at www.dccc.org/vets.
The audio recording of the ads is available on the DCCC website, www.dccc.org/vets. The text of the ad follows:
DCCC Ad on Congressman Robin Hayes (NC-08)
"Veterans" – 60 Second Radio
Our fathers and mothers. Our sons and daughters.
The men and women of the U.S. military.
Putting their lives on the line every day to defend our freedoms. It's why we must provide military families with the care they deserve … when they come home.
So who would oppose full benefits for all of our nation's disabled veterans? Who would oppose a combat bonus for our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Congressman Robin Hayes.
Congressman Hayes voted against a fifteen hundred dollar bonus for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And Hayes voted against giving all veterans their full disability and retirement benefits.
Call Congressman Hayes at (202) 225-3715. Tell him he owes our soldiers and veterans more than patriotic speeches this Fourth of July.
Announcer: Paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, www.dccc.org. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.
This is developing, so stay tuned for a little more input.