RNC pushes back on White House 'victory lap' over Chrysler repayment

"Despite [D]emocrats’ campaign message, the auto bailouts cost taxpayers billions that they are likely to never recover," the RNC email said.

Democrats have released a Web ad highlighting past statements made by Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Newt Gingrich showing they opposed bailing out the auto companies in 2008 and 2009.