The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee plans to return to
attacks against vulnerable House Republicans on Medicare and spending in
the wake of the failure of the supercommittee to achieve a long-term
The Web ads, calls and robocalls will slam
30 House Republicans for backing Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) plan to
privatize Medicare while lowering tax rates for the wealthy, a plan they
all voted for earlier this year and which was brought up again during the
Ryan's Medicare plan helped Rep. Kathy
Hochul (D-N.Y.) win a special election in a Republican-leaning district earlier this year, and the DCCC hopes to replicate the victory elsewhere next fall.
The call's script also criticizes Republicans for opposing an extension of the payroll tax cut.
The DCCC's target list largely reflects freshman Republicans in
swing districts or those whose districts have or could be made more
Democratic in redistricting. One member not on the list: Ryan himself,
whom Democrats had made a target earlier this year. They now seem to have
accepted he'll be tough to beat in a Republican-leaning exurban