DCCC Launches Campaign Tying GOP Incumbents To Ryan Budget

The DCCC is launching automated phone calls in the home districts of 50 incumbent Republicans tying them to Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan, the committee announced Tuesday. Since Ryan joined the GOP ticket, the DCCC has doubled down on its efforts to connect House Republicans to the Wisconsin congressman and his potentially toxic budget plan.

“From now until Election Day, Democrats will be on offense and in overdrive, seizing this golden opportunity to define the choice in this election: Republicans putting Millionaires over Medicare and the middle class,” DCCC Chairman Steve Israel said in a press release.

Here’s the script of the call to voters in California Rep. Dan Lungren’s district:

Hi. This is Julie calling from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to alert you to a new development about Medicare.


Your Congressman, Dan Lungren, voted for a budget that would end Medicare and now the budget’s architect, Paul Ryan, is the Republican candidate for Vice President.


A nonpartisan analysis showed that Ryan’s budget would raise health care costs for seniors by $6,400. The Tax Policy Center also said the Ryan budget would give people making over $1 million a year an average tax break of $265,000. And Congressman Lungren supported all of it. 


That’s just wrong.


Call Congressman Dan Lungren at (916) 859-9906 and tell him to stop protecting millionaires at the expense of Medicare and the middle class.