Dems seek cash to run anti-Barton ad

Democrats are hoping to broadcast Rep. Joe Barton's (R-Texas) BP gaffe far and wide, but they need some cash to do it.

The Democratic National Committee sent out a fundraising pitch on Friday asking supporters to contribute to the cause.

"We're whipping together an ad as fast as possible to make sure voters know exactly whose side Barton and the GOP are on and to demand they stop apologizing to big oil, but we need your help to get it on the air," DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse wrote.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was even quicker to use Barton's apology in a fundraising pitch, blasting out an e-mail on Thursday just hours after the Texas Republican's comments.

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