September 3rd, 2009
02:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Dems go after GOP Senate candidates

The DSCC is taking aim at the crop of GOP senate candidates as the midterm election season approaches.
The DSCC is taking aim at the crop of GOP senate candidates as the midterm election season approaches.

(CNN) – Gearing up for the midterm elections - a cycle that generally favors the party out of power - the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released another tough new Web ad Thursday that says the current slate of Senate GOP candidates "no dream team."

The ad calls Ohio candidate Rob Portman a "Bush insider," California candidate Carly Fiorina "one of the U.S.A.'s worst CEO's," and Missouri candidate Roy Blunt a "36-year politician."

The ad also goes after Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey, saying his "own party says he can't win," and New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte who "broke her pledge" to serve out her term as the state's attorney general.

"This team deserves to stay on the bench," the ad declares.


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soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. vic nashville , Tn

    I wish all the republicans take 8 years vacation if they need fun on that period let them take FOX and Rush I bet we can improve our country and world will have peace

    September 3, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. Steve (the real one)

    Missouri candidate Roy Blunt a "36-year politician...
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    OK but how long has Robert Bryd been in the Senate? The Late Sen Kennedy served 46 years. I guess it is ok to serve forever but only if your a liberal democrat. What a nightmare you got on your team, DSCC! We neeed fresh blood, fresh ideas but not gonna happen without term limits. No way Congress is gonna vote themselves out of a job! Your money is better spent cleaning up your own house DSCC and DNC!

    September 3, 2009 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. Wake Up

    Anyone but Obama and his polices will suffice for me. Obama is worst president in history already.

    September 3, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  4. Scott, Tucson

    Yep... and I guess Reid, Boxer, Dodd, Schumer, Specter and Feinstein are the democratic Dream Team. The Dems will lose the majority in 2010 thanks to Obama trying to Change this nation into a Socialist society which goes against the grain of any true American.

    September 3, 2009 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  5. Bob Of Lompoc

    Portman, Fiorina, Toomey, Blunt, Ayotte, the Chicago Cubs of Repub- lican politics. First Base Coach: "Pretty Boy" Romney. Third Base Coach: "Gomer Pyle" Huckabee. Manager: "Saturday Night At The Dirt Track" Palin. Bat Boy: Sean Hannity.

    The Republicans provide us with more humor than I can describe.

    "The hits just keep on coming".

    September 3, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  6. Steve From NH

    I think Kelly Ayotte is okay – she's been a good AG here in NH. She's no Rush Limbaugh Republican, so she could have a problem in her own party.

    September 3, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. They call me "Tater Salad"

    I bet people would be a lot happier if politicians would put this much time and effort into actually DOING SOMETHING! I know I would!

    September 3, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  8. betty in Arizona

    I have no plans to vote for any incumbent. We need TERM LIMITS and we can't seem to get that done so it is up to us the voters to make term limits anyway. We can only do that by voting them out of office.

    Carly Fiorina nearly caused destruction to HP.

    September 3, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  9. Kevin in Ohio

    More hate and lies from the liberal left. Sick of it.

    September 3, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. mike

    I live in California: Please, anyone but Boxer.

    September 3, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  11. demwit

    15 million Americans are on the bench under the current dem team. But hey.., whose counting!?

    September 3, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  12. Jon

    The DSCC is really going after someone for not fulfilling a pledge to serve out her term as a state AG? After Hillary Clinton broke her pledge to New Yorkers to fill out the entirety of her Senate term not once, but twice (once when running for Prez, then again when accepting SoS)??

    The Capitol is a big glass house. Dems, be careful what you're throwing...

    September 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  13. Marc L

    You must be a total moron to believe anything a political ad says, whether sponsored by the Democrats or Republicans. When are Americans going to wake up and realize they are being used by politicians like tools in a power struggle? If we want REAL change, vote for someone who actually says something different. Vote for a third party candidate. General rule of thumb-never trust a politician who promises the government will help you. Once the government helps you, they own you. And that is what they want.

    September 3, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  14. Huh

    Well if they need to be on the bench, the current dems need to be ejected from the park.

    September 3, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  15. karen

    Calling him a Bush insider maynot be a detriment. It may be a plus compared to Obamas policies. Be careful what you wish for.

    September 3, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  16. Wake Up

    No one knows if Carly was a bad CEO, but we do know Obama is the worst president in American history.

    September 3, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  17. Deuce

    No they are not Dreamers. Obama is the Dreamer. Infact months after being elected, he is still asleep on all issues he promised.

    September 3, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  18. T Mckinley

    Carly Fiorina, "one of the USA's worst CEOs."

    CEOs are FEUDALISTS at heart. They only care about the interests of the rich, and couldn't give a rat's behind about working class people.

    CEOs should be BANNED from holding public office. That goes double for MItt Romney.

    September 3, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
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