GOP targets vulnerable Dems on EPA rule

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is launching a robocall campaign tying vulnerable Democratic incumbents to Monday’s proposed carbon emissions limits for power plants.

Starting Tuesday, the group will call swing voters in Louisiana, Colorado, Alaska and Virginia, where the NRSC said incumbents have not done enough to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule. The NRSC is citing estimates from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that the rules could cost 224,000 jobs a year.

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According to the NRSC, Sens. Mark WarnerMark WarnerSenate Intel Committee demands Trump campaign to turn over all docs: report Mr. President: Cooperation with Russian investigation is your best play Congress must address student loan debt crisis, a national economic drag MORE (D-Va.), Mark UdallMark UdallPicking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups Gorsuch's critics, running out of arguments, falsely scream 'sexist' Election autopsy: Latinos favored Clinton more than exit polls showed MORE (D-Colo.) and Mark BegichMark BegichPerez creates advisory team for DNC transition The future of the Arctic 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map MORE (D-Alaska) have supported other carbon emissions regulations backed by Democrats and the Obama administration, including cap-and-trade.

Sen. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Five unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory Pavlich: O’Keefe a true journalist MORE (D-La.) has given money to Democrats who support the regulations and supports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the calls say. All senators are facing reelection.

In statements Monday, Landrieu said she opposed the regulations, Udall said he supported them and Warner and Begich did not take positions.

The NRSC robocalls are only one of the ways in which Republicans are attacking Democrats over the power plant rule.