Washington (CNN) – Tim Kaine, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, kicked off the 2010 campaign season Wednesday morning in Pennsylvania, lambasting the Republican Party and Minority Leader John Boehner in a highly partisan speech.
Kaine's address stuck to a script likely to be repeated by Democratic office seekers all over the nation as the midterm elections approach, as he ticked off the legislative accomplishments of President Obama and the Democratically controlled Congress.
But Kaine did go after House Minority Leader John Boehner, saying he is already "measuring the drapes."
"[L]et's look no further than the man who is already measuring the drapes for the Speaker's office, Minority Leader John Boehner, for how Republicans would govern and what their priorities would be," Kaine said. "Just recently Mr. Boehner led Republican opposition to legislation to help states facing tough times keep teachers, firefighters, and police on the job."
That jab seems to be part of a concerted effort to target the Republican leader who is in line to become House Speaker if Republicans seize control of Congress. President Obama, delivering a speech Wednesday in Parma, Ohio, also had harsh words for Boehner.
Boehner wasn't the only Republican that Kaine targeted. Also on the hit list were Republican Pennsylvania Senate hopeful Pat Toomey, as well as Tea Party favorites Ken Buck of Colorado, Joe Miller of Alaska, Sharron Angle of Nevada and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who are all seeking Senate seats.