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Dems Call On GOPers To Renounce Phyllis Schlafly Over Remarks About 'Unmarried Women' (AUDIO)


"Yes I said that. It's true, too. All welfare goes to unmarried moms," Schlafly told TPM. "They are trying to line up their constituency for Obama and Democrats against Republican candidates."

She also told me she doesn't care if Republicans are targeted over her comments since she thinks they are truthful.

Democrats plan to jump on the 75 Republican candidates for federal office that Schlafly's Eagle Forum has endorsed and donated to -- a list that includes Todd Tiahrt in the Kansas Republican primary for Senate, Ken Buck in the Colorado Republican primary for Senate, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and his Senate Conservatives Fund and Sen. David Vitter. Already, reporters in Vitter's home state of Louisiana are getting releases from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee pressing them to ask Vitter if he agrees with Schlafly. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is doing the same thing to Eagle Forum-endorsed House candidates, painting Republicans on dozens of ballots -- including Rep. Michele Bachmann and Scott Rigell in the competitive VA-02 race -- as "extreme" and saying the candidate should refuse Schlafly's endorsement.

A Democratic source provided the totals Eagle Forum has donated to Senate candidates, which we are verifying with the FEC now.

This year they gave Sharron Angle (R-NV) $5,000, Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) $7,000, Marco Rubio (R-FL) $4,000, former Rep. Pat Toomey $1,500 and $2,000 to Vitter.

Congressional candidate Andrew (Rocky) Raczkowski said he was surprised by Schlafly's remarks at his fundraiser and said he disagrees with Schlafly after liberals and his Republican primary opponent Paul Welday called on him to denounce her.

Listen to the audio, caught by a progressive organization: