Democrats waste no time in drive to recapture House
January 31st, 2011
01:07 PM ET
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Democrats waste no time in drive to recapture House

Washington (CNN) - Democrats sharply criticize 17 Republicans for supporting budget cuts in a new campaign unveiled Monday that is designed to try and help win back the House majority in 2012.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is the political arm of House Democrats, announced that it will run ads on radio stations and web sites as well as launch automated telephone calls and emails into the congressional districts of 17 Republicans on the budget theme.

Full list after jump.

As part of the campaign, the DCCC also calls into question the ethics of two freshman Republicans, Rep. David Rivera of Florida and Mike Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania. Rivera is under investigation for alleged financial irregularities, while the watchdog organization, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed an ethics complaint against Fitzpatrick for reportedly holding a fundraiser in the Capitol.
This early, low cost campaign push is being called the "Drive to 25" to symbolize the number of seats Democrats need to win back the majority. Republicans currently control the chamber by a 242 to 193 seat margin.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released this list Monday of 19 Republicans included in the "Drive to 25" campaign:

Lou Barletta (PA-11)
Charlie Bass (NH-02)
Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25)
Steve Chabot (OH-01)
Chip Cravaack (MN-08)
Robert Dold (IL-10)
Sean Duffy (WI-07)
Blake Farenhold (TX-27)
Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
Nan Hayworth (NY-19)
Joe Heck (NV-03)
Robert Hurt (VA-05)
Thad McCotter (MI-11)
Patrick Meehan (PA-07)
Dave Reichert (WA-08)
David Rivera (FL-25)
Jon Runyan (NJ-03)
Joe Walsh (IL-08)
Allen West (FL-22)

Filed under: 2012 • DCCC • House Democrats
soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Common Sense

    Spending over the past two years (Pelosi's house) has spent over $3 trillion dollars and $5 trillion for the 4 years she's been in there as speaker.

    We literally can't afford pelosi again.

    January 31, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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