Both the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are hitting the issue as a July 1 deadline for Congress to avoid doubling federal student loans rapidly approaches. The moves are a sign the party will focus in on the fight in the next few weeks, seeking to further drive a wedge between the GOP and young voters.
The DCCC is launching a paid Twitter campaign against 28 House members following an ad campaign in student newspapers accusing them of wanting to double student loan rates.
The DSCC is making a similar charge, attacking nine congressmen who've announced Senate bids or are considering runs. The targets include GOP Reps. Paul BrounPaul BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (Ga.), Phil GingreyPhil GingreyBeating the drum on healthcare Former GOP chairman joins K Street Former Rep. Gingrey lands on K Street MORE (Ga.), Jack Kingston (Ga.), Tom CottonTom CottonCotton: It's the FBI’s job to probe Trump-Russia claims Booker testifies against Sessions at confirmation hearing Cory Booker kicks off 2020 maneuvering in the Senate MORE (Ark.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Renee Ellmers (N.C.), Justin AmashJustin AmashGOP lawmaker on Trump's Lewis tweets: 'Dude, just stop' House passes Mattis waiver, setting up quick confirmation House takes first step to repeal ObamaCare MORE (Mich.), Steve Daines (Mont.) and Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoLive coverage: The Senate's 'vote-a-rama' Overnight Tech: Tech listens for clues at Sessions hearing | EU weighs expanding privacy rule | Senators blast Backpage execs Dem Manchin lauds Trump’s EPA pick MORE (W.Va.).
"It's stunning that Phil Gingrey, Jack Kingston and Paul Broun continue to side against Georgia’s students and middle class families," said DSCC spokesman Justin Barasky one version of the release. "Broun, Kingston and Gingrey are choosing to make college more expensive for students and put an extra burden on Georgia families and are once again siding with their fellow extreme House Republican colleagues."