Code Red: NRCC Launches Calls Against Target Dems

March 4, 2010

FYI, a version of the release below went out to the following districts: Michael Arcuri (NY-24); John Boccieri (OH-16); Leonard Boswell (IA-03); Ben Chandler (KY-06); Joe Donnelly (IN-02); Steve Driehaus (OH-01); Chet Edwards (TX-17); Bill Foster (IL-14); Gabby Giffords (AZ-08); Debbie Halvorson (IL-11); Denny Heck (WA-03); Roy Herron (TN-08); Baron Hill (IN-09); Steve Kagen (WI-08); Paul Kanjorski (PA-11); Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15); Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01); Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24); Frank Kratovil (MD-01); Betsy Markey (CO-04); Jim Matheson (UT-02); Michael McMahon (NY-13); Harry Mitchell (AZ-05); Alan Mollohan (WV-01); Glenn Nye (VA-02); Tom Perriello (VA-05); Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL); Craig Pridemore (WA-03); Nick Rahall (WV-03); Ciro Rodriguez (TX-23); John Salazar (CO-03); Mark Schauer (MI-07); Kurt Schrader (OR-05); Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01);  Zack Space (OH-18); John Spratt (SC-05); Harry Teague (NM-02); Trent Van Haaften (IN-08) and Tim Walz (MN-01).

Code Red: NRCC Launches Targeted Calls Against Zack Space
Alerting Ohio Families to the Democrats’ Dangerous Healthcare Takeover – And How to Stop It


Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has launched targeted phone calls today alerting Ohio voters and taxpayers to the seriousness of the Democrats’ job-killing government takeover of healthcare while sending a loud and clear signal to Democrat Zack Space that his support for the Obama-Pelosi healthcare agenda is politically toxic. The majority of American voters want the Democrats to scrap their partisan healthcare bill and start over with reforms that will lower costs, but Nancy Pelosi and President Obama are counting on Zack Space’s vote to ram their reckless healthcare agenda through Congress. These targeted calls are the first paid media for the NRCC’s “Project Code Red,” an aggressive multi-front communications effort to force vulnerable Democrats to go on the record on whether they stand with American voters or Washington party bosses when it comes to the Democrat healthcare agenda.


“Democrat Zack Space’s continued support for his party’s wildly unpopular agenda has put him squarely at odds with Ohio families,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “As unemployment statewide lingers at 11.0%, struggling Ohio taxpayers cannot afford a big-government healthcare agenda that will kill jobs, hike taxes, and raise prices. These targeted phone calls will alert Ohio families that Nancy Pelosi and President Obama are gunning for Space’s vote on their partisan healthcare push even though it will stand in the way of economic recovery and has already been rejected by the majority of the American public. While Democrat party bosses are eager to continue to ram their reckless healthcare bill through Congress at any cost, it appears that Zack Space needs a wake-up call from the folks he is supposed to represent.”


Zack Space has a risky decision to make: He can stand up for struggling Ohio families who have already rejected this radical, partisan healthcare legislation or he can stand with the Democrat party’s brazen disregard for the will of the American people and pay a price in November.


Targeted phone call script below:


“Hello I’m calling from the NRCC with a code red alert about an impending healthcare vote in Congress. Even though a majority of Ohio voters want them to scrap it, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Obama are planning to ram their dangerous, out-of-control healthcare spending bill through Congress anyway. What’s worse, Congressman Zack Space voted for this bill the last time it was up and might vote for it AGAIN. Unemployment in our state stands at 11.0%, and yet Space voted for a bill that will kill jobs, raise the costs of healthcare, and increase taxes.  Zack Space should be focusing on creating jobs, yet he might be the deciding vote that causes this massive new spending bill to pass. Please call Zack Space now at 202-225-6265 before it is too late and tell him to vote no on Nancy Pelosi’s dangerous healthcare scheme. Visit to learn more. This call was paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. 202-479-7000.”



To hear the audio, click here