NRCC launches robo attacks on Gene Taylor and other vulnerable dems

The National Republican Congressional Committee is launching its latest round of attacks on vulnerable Democrats, with robocalls to 16 swing districts today.

But what’s telling about the NRCC’s robocall scripts is that many of them are more focused on spending than health care.

Here’s a sample script, which relies heavily on economic issues but not health care:

“Hello, I’m calling on behalf of the NRCC with an end of year action alert about Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Loretta Sanchez has been in Congress for over 13 years and has lost touch with what Orange County families are going through. Unemployment in California is 12.3%, but Loretta Sanchez spent 2009 helping liberal Democrat party leaders inside the beltway push massive new spending bills. She voted for a $787 billion pork-laden spending bill that she calls a ‘stimulus’ but that has not helped the California economy. To make matters worse, Sanchez voted this month to raise the national debt limit, allowing Democrats to borrow even more money from China to pay for their spending. …”

The target list for these robocalls is obvious — these are the most vulnerable Democrats in 2010:
Reps. Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), Allen Boyd (FL-02), Leonard Boswell (IA-03), Gene Taylor (MS-04), Ike Skelton (MO-04), Tim Bishop (NY-01), Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL), Tim Holden (PA-17), John Spratt (SC-05), Lincoln Davis (TN-04), Jim Cooper (TN-05), Chet Edwards (TX-17), Rick Boucher (VA-09), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Alan Mollohan (WV-01), Nick Rahall (WV-03).

Politico
12/22/9