The DCCC is coming to play in North Carolina, with a radio spot targeting McHenry and Hayes for their continued support of giving more and more tax breaks to oil companies while working Americans can barely afford gas.
CNN has the story, along with the text of the ad:
After an opening tailor-made for each targeted Republican, the impersonator then reads this boilerplate script:
"'W' here, wanted to thank you for your support of the big oil energy agenda. 'Preciate you voting to keep giving billions in tax breaks to the big oil companies. Sure, gasoline is over four bucks a gallon and the oil companies are making record profits, but what's good for big oil is good for America, right? I guess that's why they call us the Grand Oil Party. Heh, heh, heh."
Here is the Hayes' version:
The races they will be targeting are:
Brian Bilbray (CA-50)
Charlie Dent (PA-15)
Thelma Drake (VA-02)
Shelly Moore Capito (WV-02)
Steve Chabot (OH-01)
Phil English (PA-03)
Scott Garrett (NJ-05)
Jim Gerlach (PA-06)
Virgil Goode (VA-05)
Robin Hayes (NC-08)
Patrick McHenry (NC-10)
Peter Roskam (IL-06)
Jean Schmidt (OH-02)
This news follows on the heels of a recent study by NC PIRG that says since the economic stimulus bill was signed by President Bush, the average American family has spent $1500 on gas.
In the Triangle, residents with high transit access spent an average of $775 monthly, or 19.0% of the area median income, and $946 monthly in low transit areas or 23.3% of the area median income.
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