(CNN) – As the Wall Street reform bill appears to be on the verge of passing with little GOP support, Democrats are aiming to put Republicans in races across the country on the hook for not backing the measure.
With many national polls indicating that a majority of Americans support increased regulation of Wall Street practices, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is seizing on the opportunity to flag Republicans in the midst of Senate bids who have either come out against the bill or have hesitated supporting it.
Declaring that "these Republicans show zero hesitation to put their political interests first," the DSCC is launching a new interactive web page aiming to inform voters in target races that the GOP candidate voted no when it came to changing the way Wall Street works.
"Republicans presided over Washington for eight years and refused to police the big banks," said DSCC Director Eric Schultz. "And today we know if elected, these Republicans would do even more to protect Wall Street, all at the expense of the average family.
Two Republican senators announced their support for the Wall Street reform bill Monday, placing Senate Democrats days away from winning the final vote to passing the most sweeping set of changes to the financial system in decades.
"It is a better bill than it was when this whole process started," Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., said in a statement. "While it isn't perfect, I expect to support the bill when it comes up for a vote."
Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, told democrats that she would vote for the bill, two sources told CNN Monday.
Many Republicans have objected to some of the bill's major provisions, particularly parts that establish a new consumer agency and create new rules for derivative trading, arguing that the legislation is too heavy-handed in these areas.