(CNN) - The White House and the Democratic National Committee have mounted an aggressive e-mail push to the political press corps in an effort to sell the tax cut deal President Obama made with Republican leadership.
Since the president's news conference Tuesday afternoon - in which he struck an impatient tone with some of his fellow Democrats as well as some frustration about negotiating with Republicans - the White House press office and the DNC have sent at least 68 emails to reporters pushing the deal, a highly unusual amount in the normal ebb-and-flow of the political day.
Typically, White House e-mails to the press corps are usually guidance on the president's schedule, news-of-the-day presidential statements or forwarded notes from reporters traveling with the president. But on the tax deal, the White House has been on offense. Along with some White House fact sheets and informational notes, the e-mails have been a steady procession of statements from officeholders supporting the deal. Many of those officeholders are mayors and governors who have no vote on the legislation.
Although the Democratic Party is currently deeply divided over the new deal, the national committee has not shied away from sending an onslaught of e-mails to reporters, at least 28 since the president's news conference. The DNC e-mails are typically clips of a policy wonk's endorsement of the plan or newspaper opinion pieces endorsing the deal.