Sunday, February 5, 2012

DCCC Chairman Rep. Steve Israel claims election will be about Medicare and Democrats are in a "much better place than anyone thought we would be”

Democrats cut $500 billion from Medicare as part of Obamacare. I don't think Republicans are going to let voters forget that fact.
(The Hill) — The Democratic representative charged with taking back the House says the election will be about one issue — Medicare — and his party “is in a much better place than anyone thought we would be” to put Nancy Pelosi back in the speaker’s chair.
“This is going to be razor sharp,” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said on C-Span’s Newsmakers, airing on Sunday. “We are ahead in the generic polls. . . it is a good indicator and right now we are up in every single generic ballot.” [...]
“We are in a much better place than anyone thought we would be,” he added. “Ads against Nancy Pelosi are irrelevant when you have to stand up in town meetings and explain why you voted to end Medicare in order to give tax breaks to big oil companies.”
Israel noted that the minority Democrats have so far out-raised the GOP but said the growth of GOP Super PACs “keeps me up at night.”
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