Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is starting the week in New Jersey and New York, campaigning for a Democratic hopeful, huddling with fundraisers and Tuesday meeting with the New York Times editorial board.
Emanuel is in Newark this morning touting a Democratic House candidate, hitting the GOP opponent as being a foe of stem cell reserach. In Illinois, Emanuel's DCCC is using the same issue in the 6th CD race.
The DCCC, again on stem cell research, just released a broadside against state Sen. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), running against wounded Iraq war vet Tammy Duckworth.
UPDATE: Yo pressers Bill Burton and Sarah Feinberg over at the DCCC: The release sent out with the hit on Roskam...puts him in Ohio, not Illinois.
The following are releases from the DCCC...
Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
Mike Ferguson (NJ-07)
John Gard (WI-08)
Rick O'Donnell (CO-07)
Richard Pombo (CA-11)
Dave Reichert (WA-08)
Peter Roskam (OH-06)
DCCC Chairman Rep. Rahm Emanuel and NJ Assemblywoman Linda Stender to Highlight Importance of Stem Cell Research, Unveil New Web Ad
Stender, Emanuel to Talk About Bad Ferguson Record on Stem Cell Research and Debut New Ad in Press Conference in Newark on Monday
(Newark, NJ) – On Monday, March 27, Linda Stender, New Jersey Assemblywoman Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district, will join Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) to highlight the importance of stem cell research. At the press conference, Stender and Emanuel will unveil a new web ad focusing on stem cell research and revealing Rep. Mike Ferguson's (R-NJ) record on the issue. Stem cell research has the potential to save and improve the lives of those suffering from diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, epilepsy, and spinal cord injuries. The ad addresses the lifesaving potential of stem cell research and addresses Rep. Mike Ferguson’s out-of-touch opposition to this science.
New DCCC Web Ad on Stem Cell Research: Roskam’s Choice
Today, the DCCC Unveiled a New Web Ad About Peter Roskam’s Choice to Oppose This Vital Medical Research and Hinder the Efforts to Advance Life Saving Medicine
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a new web ad spotlighting the choice that Illinois congressional candidate Peter Roskam made to oppose the benefits of stem cell research. The ad, called “Roskam’s Choice,��? shows the wide range of support and far reaching benefits for stem cell research alongside Roskam’s stubborn and shortsighted stance. The ad also shows the company that Roskam keeps in opposing this vital research tool. He stands shoulder to shoulder with radical right figureheads like Pat Robertson, James Dobson and Tom DeLay.
“By opposing potentially life saving research, ideologically motivated Republicans are slowing progress and tearing apart American families affected by so many debilitating illnesses,��? said Bill Burton, communications director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “The parts of the Republican Party in favor of stem cell research quietly oppose the beliefs of their far-right colleagues but don’t do anything to help the families they represent. They are a party in disarray, a party out of ideas and out of energy and American families know it. This November, voters will choose new priorities and new ideas over the same old status quo that stands in the way of American progress.��?