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.
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"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."