DSCC looks to rile activists against 'Big Oil'

In conjunction with the party's effort in Washington, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has launched an online petition urging activists to support its stance.

Through Google and Facebook advertisements, and direct emails, some 73,000 activists have signed an online petition calling for an end to the industry tax breaks.

The DSCC, in a release, said it plans to use this issue against Republican Sens. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerKennedy retirement rumors shift into overdrive McConnell: Midterms will be 'very challenging' for GOP Singer Jason Mraz: Too much political 'combat' in Washington MORE (Nev.), Scott Brown (Mass.), Olympia Snowe (Maine) and Dick Lugar (Ind.), as well as Senate candidates including George Allen (Va.) and Reps. Denny Rehberg (Mont.), Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump yuks it up to deflect Senate critics Overnight Defense: Senate confirms Haspel as CIA chief | Trump offers Kim 'protections' if he gives up nukes | Dem amendments target Trump military parade Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA chief | Ryan delays election security briefing | Twitter CEO meets lawmakers MORE (Ariz.) and Todd Akin (Mo.).