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Democrats 'target' Young and Ros-Lehtinen



The Democratic National Committee said today that it will target "vulnerable" Florida Republicans C.W. Bill Young and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for voting against the House health care plan despite Barack Obama winning their districts in 2008.

"You would think a member of Congress should think twice about voting against health insurance reform that their families and small businesses so desperately need and want. But you have to think to vote against health insurance reform in a Congressional District won by President Obama just a year ago could be a political death knell at a time when Americans are clamoring for solutions to vexing issues like health care," said DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan.

The campaign will include news releases, calls for constituents to write letters to the editor and "may also include paid advertising."

One wonders what the DNC thinks of the two Florida Democrats who felt the same as Young and Ros-Lehtinen. Suzanne Kosmas and Allen Boyd were among 39 Democrats to vote no. Both came from districts won by John McCain.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:05pm]


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