DSCC launches 'Shutdown Watch' campaign

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"Our 'GOP Shutdown Watch' campaign will hold Republican Senate candidates accountable for their reckless plan to shut down the government and possibly force the country into default," says DSCC spokesman Justin Barasky. "Many Republican leaders have slammed the extreme and dangerous plan, which would have devastating consequences for the entire country, but that has not stopped Republican Senate candidates from cheerleading on behalf of the effort. Without a doubt, Republicans will pay a price in 2014 for their reckless efforts to shut down the government."

The effort to try to force Democrats to defund ObamaCare by threatening a government shutdown has been led by conservative Sens. Ted CruzTed CruzVa. GOP delegate files lawsuit over bound convention votes Our most toxic export: American politick 'Never Trump' group ad compares Trump to Reagan MORE (R-Texas) and Mike LeeMike LeeNo reason why women shouldn't be drafted Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate narrowly rejects expanding FBI surveillance powers Anxious Washington watches Brexit vote MORE (R-Utah). Many other Republicans — including Sens. John McCainJohn McCainReport: Prominent neoconservative to fundraise for Clinton McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns No reason why women shouldn't be drafted MORE (R-Ariz.) and Richard BurrRichard BurrGOP senators: Brexit vote a wake-up call The Trail 2016: Berning embers McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns MORE (R-N.C.) — have criticized the strategy. Republican Senate candidates have been split, though many have remained quiet on the plan.

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