As their cross-aisle foes dial up the heat on Democrats, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting dozens of House Republicans, including Butler's Mike Kelly, on the government funding vote from Saturday. The campaign consists of robocalls, live calls, emails and Internet ads and, in Kelly's case, targets a piece of the continuing resolution that would reduce funds for Great Lakes cleanup. Here's the robocall text:
Everyone knows we need to cut spending and reduce the deficit in Washington. And we can do that by reforming government, cutting wasteful spending, and getting rid of taxpayer subsidies for the Big Oil companies making record profits.
But instead, Representative Mike Kelly voted for a partisan plan to put the Great Lakes at risk. Kelly voted to cut $250 million that’s needed to clean up the Great Lakes and preserve their economic benefits for Pennsylvania.
If Mike Kelly has his way, we’ll see more pollution in the Lakes, job loss, closed beaches, and economic distress for countless small businesses in our region.
Call Representative Kelly at [PHONE] and tell him to cut taxpayer subsidies for Big Oil not protections for our Great Lakes.
Another area House member, Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, is the subject of a radio advertisement for his vote to "continue the failed spending policies of Pelosi and Obama," the Washington Post reports, from the heavy-spending Crossroads GPS.