August 7th, 2008
04:16 PM ET
6 years ago

New MoveOn.org radio ads target Republicans on energy policy

Newt Gingrich came to Capitol Hill Wednesday to support House Republicans protesting the need to vote on an energy bill.
Newt Gingrich came to Capitol Hill Wednesday to support House Republicans protesting the need to vote on an energy bill.

(CNN) – MoveOn.org Political Action, a liberal advocacy group that supports many Democratic causes and Sen. Barack Obama presidential candidacy, will launch radio advertisements Friday that target six GOP members of Congress over their involvement in a week-long protest by House Republicans.

Since Congress’ five-week long recess began last Friday, some House Republicans have taken to the House floor every weekday to protest Congress’ failure to vote on an energy bill.

“The political theatrics in the House this week are brought to you by the Party that’s been sold to Big Oil,” said Noah T. Winer, in a statement released by MoveOn Thursday. “They are playing politics instead of offering solutions,” Winer, a campaign director at MoveOn also said in the statement.

The radio ads will air in the districts of Rep. Roy Blunt (Missouri’s 7th District), Rep. Mike Pence (Ohio’s Indiana’s 6th District), Rep. Mary Fallin (Oklahoma’s 5th District), Rep. John Culberson (Texas’s 7th District), Rep. Mike Conaway (Texas’s 11th District), and Rep. Jon Porter (Nevada’s 3rd District).

Newt Gingrich, former Republican Speaker of the House, met with House Republicans Wednesday, followed by a Capitol Hill press conference. The GOP protest is being support by a burgeoning movement of conservative online political activists.

soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. New Yorker

    CNN = MoveOn.org

    McCain 08

    August 7, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  2. United

    Move ON is a democrat lie, Soros and Michael Moore invest millions in Halliburton, and then get everyone hyped up on how evil the corporate war profiteering is. I guess they like Dick Cheney more than I do. Sounds like Gore on conservation. Sorry, not our solution.
    Democrat for McCain

    August 7, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  3. Hit hard

    Fed up with these political theatrics. You are out this November.

    August 7, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  4. Bill, Covington

    All those Socialists pigs at Move on .org. SUCK

    August 7, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  5. Tom

    The only boneheads that listen to MoveOn.org are the politicians they've got in their pockets.

    Can anyone say 'General Betray-us'...ooh that was a gooood one. You people are a joke....'nough said.

    August 7, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  6. LINDA

    I WISH MOVE ON WOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT ARTICLE ON McCAIN ABOUT CAMPAIGN FUNDS.

    NY Times: Family’s Donations to McCain Raise Questions

    The Jordanian business partner of a prominent Florida businessman, who has raised more than $500,000 for Senator John McCain, appears to be at the center of a cluster of questionable donations to his presidential campaign.

    August 7, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
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