WASHINGTON (CNN) - Four fiscally conservative Democrats, who voted in committee to back President Obama's health care plan, are now facing a fresh round of attacks from the Republican National Committee.
The self described "Blue Dog Democrats" - Reps. Bart Gordon of Tennessee, Zack Space of Ohio, Baron Hill of Indiana, and Mike Ross of Arkansas – are targeted in a new 60-second radio campaign that slams them for voting for the health care proposal in the Energy and Commerce Committee.
"He folded like a lawn chair. [Congressman NAME]. He threw in the towel. [Congressman NAME] did exactly what Nancy Pelosi wanted him to do," says the narrator in the RNC ad. "He caved in. He buckled.
"[Congressman NAME] was one of just four congressmen who cast the deciding votes to advance Nancy Pelosi's radical big government health care plan…[Congressman NAME] backed a plan that will cost taxpayers billions….just days after talking like he wouldn't.
"He flipped. He flopped. He rolled over.
"[Congressman NAME] could have stopped the expensive Obama-Pelosi health care plan dead in its tracks. [Congressman NAME] held a vote that counted. But instead of using that vote to help taxpayers, [Congressman NAME] used it to help Obama and Pelosi."
"It's big government. It's big money. And it'll hit you where it hurts. Ouch! Call [Congressman NAME] at 202-XXX-XXXX. Tell him to stop voting with Nancy Pelosi."
Gordon, Space, Hill and Ross - all high on the list of recess targets for both conservative and liberal groups - are facing a blizzard of TV and radio spots and organized grassroots pressure this August. Their names also appear on the short list of top congressional town hall targets for many opponents of the president's health care plan, who have drawn controversy for their recent tactics at the recess events.