The DCCC is out with a new Web ad Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, looking to link high gas prices to congressional Republicans, released a new Web ad Wednesday that paints the GOP as a key ally of the oil industry.
Set to the tune of the one-time Golden Girls theme song - Andrew Gold's "Thank You for Being a Friend" - the ad scrolls through news headlines proclaiming the increase of gas prices, and says “Republicans opposed punishing price gougers," and "The oil and gas company thanked Republicans with millions of dollars."
"Thanks to the Republican road blocks in Congress, gas prices continued to skyrocket just in time for the holiday travel rush - ensuring that millions of dollars flowed into the pockets of their Big Oil friends and out of the pockets of America's hardworking families," DCCC Executive Director Brian Wolff wrote in a fundraising e-mail showcasing the video.
The DCCC’s Republican counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee, shot back with a release - “Democrats Line Pockets with Oil and Gas Money” – that accused Democrats of abandoning campaign pledges to address surging prices at the pump.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney