GOP attacks Stabenow

Republicans are slamming Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowRep. Upton won't seek Michigan Senate seat, focuses on reelection The feds need to return to the original intent of foreign investment review GOP campaign committees call on Democrats to return Franken donations 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 (Chuck) Ellis SchumerJuan Williams: The politics of impeachment Texas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again' 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