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“Over the last four years, Senator Landrieu has stood side-by-side with President Obama and voted in lockstep for all of his big government programs that are bankrupting our country,” he said.  “So Louisianans deserve to know exactly where their senior Senator stands today — does Landrieu believe that minting magic coins is the answer to solving our country’s fiscal problems or will she finally acknowledge that reckless Washington spending is the real issue?” 

The email follows a letter sent by Senate Democrats to President Obama urging him to "take any lawful steps" to raise the debt ceiling "without Congressional approval" if Republicans indicate they are willing to let the government default during the upcoming debt ceiling fight.

That letter was signed by Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidAfter healthcare fail, 4 ways to revise conservative playbook Dem senator 'not inclined to filibuster' Gorsuch This obscure Senate rule could let VP Mike Pence fully repeal ObamaCare once and for all MORE (D-Nev.), Democratic Whip Dick DurbinDick DurbinThe Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch rewrites playbook for confirmation hearings Gorsuch: I'm 'sorry' for ruling against autistic student MORE (Ill.), Senate Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Charles SchumerCharles SchumerPelosi, more Dems call for Nunes to step aside Nunes will not step down from Russia probe Top House Intel Dem: Nunes should recuse himself MORE (N.Y.) and Democratic Conference Secretary Patty MurrayPatty MurrayInspector general reviewing HHS decision to halt ObamaCare ads Dems mock House GOP over lack of women in healthcare meeting The Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee MORE (Wash.).

But the NRSC's email did not go to any of those senators' states; instead it was sent to 11 Democrats who Republicans see as vulnerable in 2014: Sens. Tim JohnsonTim JohnsonCourt ruling could be game changer for Dems in Nevada Bank lobbyists counting down to Shelby’s exit Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting MORE (S.D.), Max BaucusMax BaucusGOP hasn’t reached out to centrist Dem senators Five reasons why Tillerson is likely to get through Business groups express support for Branstad nomination MORE (Mont.), Mark PryorMark PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (Ark.), Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenPath to 60 narrows for Trump pick Overnight Finance: Trump stock slump | GOP looks to tax bill for lifeline | Trump repeals 'blacklisting rule' | Dem wants ethics probe into Treasury secretary Overnight Finance: Senators spar over Wall Street at SEC pick's hearing | New CBO score for ObamaCare bill | Agency signs off on Trump DC hotel lease MORE (N.H.), Kay HaganKay HaganLinking repatriation to job creation Former Sen. Kay Hagan in ICU after being rushed to hospital GOP senator floats retiring over gridlock MORE (N.C.), Mark UdallMark UdallGorsuch's critics, running out of arguments, falsely scream 'sexist' Election autopsy: Latinos favored Clinton more than exit polls showed Live coverage: Tillerson's hearing for State MORE (Colo.), Tom HarkinTom HarkinGrassley challenger no stranger to defying odds Clinton ally stands between Sanders and chairmanship dream Do candidates care about our health or just how much it costs? MORE (Iowa), Al FrankenAl FrankenThe case against Gorsuch: It’s all about precedent The Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Friends, foes spar in fight on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee MORE (Minn.), Mark WarnerMark WarnerTop Senate Intel Dem: Nunes's meeting on WH grounds 'more than suspicious' Sunday shows preview: Aftermath of failed healthcare bill Devin Nunes has jeopardized the oversight role of Congress MORE (Va.) and Landrieu.

The National Republican Congressional Committee issued a number of attacks over the past week in the districts of Democrats they think are vulnerable, targeting them on Democrats' "spending problem" and using the coin proposal as evidence.