Freshman Dems Downplay Political Risk

January 28, 2009

Seven freshman House Democrats announced their intentions to support the economic stimulus package coming to a vote today. The members, speaking at a press conference, said political risks and partisan bickering needed to take a back seat in this time of economic crisis.

All seven represent districts held by a Republican in the last Congress, and all are already being targeted by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

“It’s obvious that Congressional Democrats are trying to pull the wool over Americans’ eyes as they rush this so-called ‘stimulus’ bill through Congress, while middle-class taxpayers are still finding out about frivolous spending provisions that have been hidden in the bill,” NRCC communications director Ken Spain said in a press release that went out to the districts of freshman Democrats…

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