Washington (CNN) – Congressional Democrats are looking to harness public rage over executive pay, launching a new radio ad campaign that hits Republicans for voting against measures that would limit some corporate bonuses.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Tuesday it will start airing the 60-second spot in the California congressional districts represented by Dan Lungren and Mary Bono Mack, along with districts represented by Lee Terry of Nebraska, Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and lightning rod Joe Wilson of South Carolina.
Full script of "Remember", as released by the DCCC:
"October 2008, the last months of the Bush presidency.
"The big banks and financial institutions almost collapsed, putting our entire economy at risk.
"We all know we should never let this happen again. That's why what our Congressman Lee Terry did last week is so disturbing.
"Congressman Terry voted to let Wall Street continue the same risky practices that crippled retirement accounts and left taxpayers on the hook for $700 billion dollars.
"And he voted to allow the big banks to pay high rolling executives unchecked compensation and bonuses.
"Maybe the $234,000 dollars that financial special interests have given to Congressman Terry mattered more to him than protecting taxpayers and consumers.
"Doesn't that just make you mad?
"Call Lee Terry, tell him to stop standing up for the big banks and to start standing up for us."