Sen. Murray stresses importance of Democrats maintaining control of Senate, White House

Murray, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chairwoman, gave several reasons why she thinks it’s important for Democrats to maintain control of the Senate and White House.

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“As chairman of the DSCC, it's my job to keep the Senate in Democratic hands,” Murray said. “Why is that important? Well, listen to what a Republican Congress would do with a Republican president.

“They would end Medicare's guaranteed benefits and repeal healthcare reform. So on day one, millions of young people on their parents' policies would lose their coverage. They would take away a woman's right to make decisions about her own pregnancy and decimate Planned Parenthood, where millions of women get basic healthcare services. They would sell out our middle class to cut taxes for millionaires, billionaires and big corporations. Simply, with a Republican Congress sitting shotgun, Mitt Romney will put the middle class on the roof and take us for a long, painful ride.”

When Romney ran for president in 2008, it was revealed that during a road trip he strapped the family dog to the roof of the car in a carrier.