GOP attacks Stabenow

Republicans are slamming Sen. Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowOvernight Energy: Flint aid attached to water bill 0 million Flint aid package included in water bill Senate Finance panel announces mental health hearing MORE (D) for, they say, spending her Senate recess fundraising in New York instead of tending to her constituents back home in economically strapped Michigan.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the Michigan Republican Party issued statements yesterday condemning Stabenow for attending the $25,000-per-person “economic forum” at Manhattan’s St. Regis Hotel. DSCC Chairman Charles SchumerCharles SchumerCruz's dad: Trump 'would be worse than Hillary Clinton' With Ryan’s blessing, lawmakers press ahead with tax reform talks Big business will never appease the Left MORE, New York’s senior senator, hosted the event.

A Democratic source in Michigan shrugged off the Republican attacks, saying the senator would also be spending the weeklong break at home meeting with an Arab-American group, a lawyers association, local Democrats and constituents in Flint, Mich.

Peter Savodnik