Dem Candidates in D.C. to Get Schooled by Nancy Pelosi & Big Labor

May 11, 2011

FYI, a similar version of this release below went out to the following districts: Pat Kreitlow (WI-07), Christie Vilsack (IA-04), Rob Zerban (WI-01), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01), Ami Bera (CA-03), Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02)

Bera in D.C. to Get Schooled by Nancy Pelosi & Big Labor
California Democrat Comes to Washington to Learn from Partisan Pelosi and National Unions

Washington — As he gets ready to build his campaign, Ami Bera is in Washington to take notes and get schooled by Nancy Pelosi and her big labor allies. In attending this Capitol Hill meeting today with Pelosi and labor bosses, Bera is demonstrating that he intends to campaign on their same failed policies of spending money we don’t have and borrowing it from foreign countries like China.

“With Ami Bera in D.C. today to take orders from Nancy Pelosi and Big Labor bosses, California families can foresee that if Bera were in Congress he would keep spending money we don’t have and borrowing it from China,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “It’s obvious that Bera wants to let Pelosi and union bosses call the shots from Washington while neglecting California middle-class families and small businesses suffering from a weak economy.”

Bera was among several attendees listed for the Democrats’ “Meet our 2012 Candidates” event featuring Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi and their big labor allies today on Capitol Hill:

“Democratic Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Israel and Pennsylvania Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who is heading up the DCCC’s recruiting efforts, will host Democratic candidates from 34 districts across the country for a ‘Meet our 2012 Candidates’ event at the Capitol Hill offices of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

“Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn are all expected to attend.”

“Democratic officials familiar with the scheduling for the event say that the candidates will huddle with labor leaders and participate in briefings and conservations on economic policy, messaging, and campaign-building.” (Alex Isenstadt and John Bresnahan, “Nancy Pelosi, labor leaders to meet with 2012 hopefuls,” Politico, 5/5/11)

Ami Bera makes his priorities clear in deciding to launch his campaign with Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol Hill headquarters of their big union allies. Although Californians are looking to their leaders to stop the job-destroying spending and prevent the impending debt crisis, Bera has instead started by embracing the failed policies that created this problem in the first place.

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