Wednesday, July 01, 2009

NRCC Targeting Skelton on Cap & Trade

Do national Republicans really see Congressman Ike Skelton as vulnerable?

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is targeting 13 Democrats with radio ads and robo-calls over their support of the energy bill, including Skelton.

POLITICO's Josh Kraushaar writes: "Of note is that four of those targets – Boucher, Skelton, Gordon and Snyder – have faced next to no competition in recent years, but Republicans believe their energy vote could potentially put their conservative-minded seats in play next year."


Below is the script of the radio ad currently running in Jefferson City:

ANNCR: Nancy Pelosi just passed her number one legislative priority….it’s a radical plan to implement a National Energy Tax across America.

They call it Cap and Trade. But make no mistake…it’s a massive new tax.

Just ask President Obama.

OBAMA: “Under my plan, of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

ANNCR: Say that again, Mr. President?

OBAMA: “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

ANNCR: Experts say it would cost Western Missouri over 2,500 jobs.

But Congressman Ike Skelton voted for the National Energy Tax.

Skelton voted in lock step with Nancy Pelosi.

Just like he did on the wasteful stimulus plan….and on 98 percent of the votes this year.

Ike Skelton and Nancy Pelosi. More taxes. More spending. Less jobs.

Call Ike Skelton at 202-225-3121. Tell him to stop voting with Nancy Pelosi and start voting for Missourians instead.

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