Dave Reichert among Republican lawmakers targeted in new DNC ads

Dave Reichert among Republican lawmakers targeted in new DNC ads

Credit: Seattle Times

Rep. Dave Reichert (R), Washington Eighth Congressional District.


by CNN


Posted on November 16, 2009 at 1:35 PM

Washington, DC -- The Democratic National Committee is targeting 32 House Republicans, including Washington State’s Dave Reichert,  in a new radio ad campaign that criticizes them for voting against health care reform legislation earlier this month.

 The commercials will begin running Tuesday and are aimed at Republicans in congressional districts that voted for President Obama in the 2008 election.

 "Republicans have read this wrong politically," said DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan. "They think the political peril is in voting for reform. The political peril is in voting against reform and siding with big insurance companies instead of their neighbors."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was able to marshal a health care reform bill through her chamber, although not without controversy. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to bring the Senate bill to the floor soon, but the fate of health care reform remains up in the air as Democrats remain divided over issues such as a government-run insurance option and abortion.

Rep. Dave Reichert represents Washington state's Eighth Congressional District. The district is made of most of the region known as "the Eastside" and the mostly rural eastern parts of King and Pierce counties.  

Full list of Republicans targeted in the new DNC ad campaign:

California Rep. Mary Bono Mack

California Rep. Dan Lungren

California Rep. Elton Gallegly

California Rep. Buck McKeon

California Rep. David Dreier

California Rep. Ken Calvert

California Rep. John Campbell

California Rep. Brian Bilbray

Delaware Rep. Mike Castle

Florida Rep. Bill Young

Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam

Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk

Illinois Rep. Judy Biggert

Illinois Rep. Don Manzullo

Iowa Rep. Tom Latham

Michigan Rep. Dave Camp

Michigan Rep. Fred Upton

Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers

Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter

Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen

Nebraska Rep. Lee Terry

New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo

New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance

Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi

Pennsylvania Rep. Jim Gerlach

Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent

Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes

Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf

Washington Rep. Dave Reichert

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan

Wisconsin Rep. Tom Petri


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