February 2nd, 2009
06:00 AM ET
13 years ago

New radio ads to hit Republicans on stimulus vote

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WASHINGTON (CNN) – House Democrats will begin running a series of radio ads Tuesday targeting 28 Republicans who voted against President Obama’s economic recovery plan.

It is the latest political ad campaign launched in the past week directly related to the stimulus bill. The weeklong radio campaign coincides with a more direct voter contact approach designed to reach three million people through email and another 100,000 by telephone, according to an official with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

One of the ads accuses Republicans of helping to bail out banks, while another highlights support for rebuilding schools in Iraq, and then casting a vote against the stimulus package. The Republican congressmen are mentioned by name in the ads that run in their districts.

Not one Republican supported the bill when it came up for a vote in the House, because they argued it was flawed by among other things, wasteful spending. But it still passed, because of the Democratic Party's strong majority in that chamber. The Senate begins debate on it Monday.

Full list of Republican's targeted after the jump

Here is a list of Republican's targeted in the radio ad campaign:

Rep. Don Young of Alaska

Rep. Dan Lungren of California

Rep. Elton Gallegy of California

Rep. Ken Calvert of California

Rep. Brian Bilbray of California

Rep. Bill Young of Florida

Rep. Tom Rooney of Florida

Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida

Rep. Tom Latham of Iowa

Rep. Donald Manzullo of Illinois

Rep. Brett Guthrie of Kentucky

Rep. Joseph Cao of Louisiana

Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana

Rep. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland

Rep. Thad McCotter of Michigan

Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri

Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska

Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey

Rep. Christopher Lee of New York

Rep. Henry Brown of South Carolina

Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas

Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia

Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington

Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin

Rep. Shelley Moore-Capito of West Virginia

Filed under: Republicans • stimulus plan
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Bob in Pa

    Yes Obama said he wouldn't attack, but he can't control all his little pittbulls groups

    February 2, 2009 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  2. Tom in Delaware

    Maybe one of you CNN Censors has the courage to post my comment after letting it sit there for 5 hours....or you could continue with even more tyranny.

    Tom in Delaware February 2nd, 2009 5:56 am ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    And now they've been targeted on the Internet for free thanks to CNN.

    Not one Republican voted for that Handout Bill…awesome.

    Hey CNN, why don't you have the guts to tell America that the Democrats want 5.2 Billion for ACORN.

    The House Republicans rejected 300 million for ACORN back in September under the 1st Bailout Bill, so why does anybody think they'd approve 5.2 Billion?!?

    Nearly every Repubican that voted for that last bill didn't get re-elected, so the ones that are left will never vote for the new bill.

    CNN…change your name to Pravda.

    February 2, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  3. G.R.I.T.S. - Girl Raised in the South

    Amen to Mari! You hit the nail on the head. If the Republicans don't like a bill, any bill, then they either need to propose viable, practical alternatives (NOT their usual cut taxes that we know from history and economic studies does not work). If they can't propose alternative solutions, which they don't seem to be able to, then they need to shut up. Constructive criticism with viable alternatives is okay, obstructionism for the sake of ideology and political party is not.

    February 2, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  4. Linda

    The bedwetting Reslugs know nothing else but Obstructionism, when they don't get their way. Just CRY BABY LOSERS.

    February 2, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  5. AEK

    I don't see Rush Lamebrain on that list. What? He's not an elected official? He's a over paid talk show entertainer pandering to the bigots and racists in our country? Well, that certainly explains why his input on this issue is so irrelevant.

    February 2, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  6. SL in NC

    It is a sad day when our lawmakers are required to all vote as the majority dictates. I thought the constitution made provisions for freedom of choice and vote within our government and on behalf of its people. It would appear that the new regime disagrees...oh well, so did Hitler.

    February 2, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  7. sarta

    Let the ad also include the 8 democrats who voted against the bill in the house.

    February 2, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
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