Boozman wants donations to help fight spending

Arkansas Senate candidate John Boozman is the latest Republican to make the budget a campaign issue — he's even trying to raise money off it.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.) said on Tuesday that Democrats would take the unusual step of putting forth a "budget enforcement resolution" rather than a budget blueprint that looks beyond next year.

Boozman, a four-term congressman, sent an e-mail to supporters Wednesday "commend[ing]" Hoyer "for his honesty."

He then pivoted to an attack on Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), his general election opponent.

"Where would Senator Lincoln stand on raising your taxes?" he wrote. "She voted to pass the President’s Big Government agenda, so you better believe the President will call on her to now that it is time to fund his agenda."

He closed by promising to "stop the president from raising your taxes to pay for more government programs," and asked for contributions. 

Spending issues cut both ways in the Arkansas Senate race. Boozman angered conservatives in his home state when he voted for the creation of the Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2008.