HARDBALL: Dems Threatens GOPers Who Oppose Stimulus
Democrats are planning to aggressively target vulnerable Republican Senators on the stimulus package passed by the House Wednesday night without any GOP support.
Greg Sargent has the ad -- here's the version targeting Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley:
The ads will be sent widely to the press later this morning by the coalition funding them, which includes Americans United for Change, MoveOn.org Political Action, AFSCME and SEIU.
The spot shows some arresting images of the recession -- chained up factories, empty warehouses -- and features Obama talking about our dire economic times and his economic package, an effort to harness Obama's popularity to push the plan at a time when Republicans are training their fire on House Dems, rather than the White House.
Along with the ads, Democrats will run campaigns in their districts an official tells Politico. The White House plans to release state-by-state job figures so we can put a number on what folks voted for an against, an administration aide added. It's clear the Republicans who voted against the stimulus represent constituents who will be stunned to learn their member of Congress voted against [saving or] creating 4 million jobs.