By Ben Geman - 05/16/11 04:06 PM EDT
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
The DSCC, in a release, said it plans to use this issue against Republican Sens. Dean Heller (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 Flake (Ariz.) and Todd Akin (Mo.).