Republicans Launch 13-State Campaign Targeting Harry Reid


The Republican National Committee launched a campaign Tuesday to “spotlight the failures” of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and bring focus to Senate races in 13 different states.

The campaign will tie what the RNC described as the “dysfunction” of the Senate with the “disaster” of the Obama-Reid agenda, according to an RNC statement.

“The only way to stop President Obama’s agenda and to get jobs bills out of Congress is to fire Harry Reid,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in the committee’s statement. “And the way to fire Harry Reid is to support your Republican Senate candidate. It doesn’t matter who the Democrat candidate is. A vote for a Democrat is a vote for Harry Reid.”

The RNC will pay for robocalls in Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia this week. The RNC released a copy of the script it plans to use in the calls:

President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have blocked hundreds of bills that would spur job creation. Their partisan agenda has caused our healthcare costs to skyrocket. Their environmentalist billionaire backers won’t let the Keystone pipeline bring affordable energy to our state. A vote for Senator/Congressman/Secretary ____ is just another rubber stamp on their failed agenda. It’s time to Fire Harry Reid. It’s time to vote against Senator/Congressman/Secretary ____.

Alongside the calls, the campaign will also feature a social media push with the hashtag #FireReid which will be used to “highlight where Harry Reid has failed Americans,” according to the RNC statement.

Ahead of the midterm elections in 2010, the RNC launched a similar campaign to “fire Nancy Pelosi” with hopes of regaining control of the House of Representatives.