The Democratic National Committee launched a media campaign Wednesday against Republican congressional leaders, blaming them for shutting down the federal government and threatening a default.
The first phase of the campaign kicked off with robocalls and online ad campaigns in the home states of House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas.
Nationally, the DNC is running a Facebook and Google ad campaign to engage supporters around the country around the GOP Shutdown.
"We’re holding Republicans accountable until they end this manufactured crisis, call a vote to fully fund the government through a clean continuing spending resolution, and allow the nation to pay its bills,” said DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. "The only thing stopping the government from reopening are the Republican leaders who refuse to hold a vote on a clean continuing resolution to fund the entire government. Instead of getting hard working folks back to work, they would rather hold the economy hostage to get what they want. That's unacceptable and the Democratic Party is committed to making sure that their constituents know that their representatives are not fighting for them."
Below find the script of the Boehner calls:
I’m calling from the DNC with a GOP Shutdown Alert.
Congressman John Boehner was an architect of the GOP’s government shutdown.
People in Ohio are hurting because of his actions. Across the country, hundreds of thousands of workers are being furloughed because of Boehner’s shutdown.
Boehner’s actions are costing the economy as much as $10 billion a week and he won’t even allow a vote that would end this crisis.
Press 1 to connect with Boehner and demand that he stop holding the economy hostage.
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