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NRCC Robo-Calling 11 Democrats

June 3, 2011

10:17 Clarification: Four Members being targeted by the NRCC voted against the debt ceiling increase this week: Boswell, Carnahan, Cicilline and Critz.

The National Republican Congressional Committee isn't wasting any time going after Democratic Members in the wake of the vote on increasing the debt ceiling without accompanying spending cuts earlier this week, launching robo-calls in 11 Democratic districts.

"The national debt is now 14 trillion dollars, and Congressman Jim Himes just voted for two trillion dollars more debt ... without any budget cuts. More American debt means fewer American jobs," says the call that targets Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn.

The other ten Members that are targeted are: Reps. Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., David Cicilline, D-R.I., Mark Critz, D-Pa., John Garamendi, D-Calif., Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., Rush Holt, D-N.J., Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., Brad Miller, D-N.C., and John Yarmuth, D-Ky.

"After spending recklessly and maxing out the nation's credit card, Cicilline demanded that Congress vote to increase the nation's debt limit without making any spending cuts," says the call targeting Cicilline.

The NRCC is also running a television ad against Miller.

Miller doesn't normally face much trouble getting re-elected, but Republicans control redistricting in North Carolina, and if the GOP can push Miller toward retirement, they can expand their playing field.

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