The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) announced a new independent expenditure television advertisement in Colorado, entitled “One Vote.” The NRSC’s new ad highlights Governor Ritter’s appointed U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s (D-CO) out-of-touch record in Washington, including his decision to cast the deciding vote to pass President Barack Obama’s failed stimulus bill and health care legislation.
NRSC Press Secretary Amber Marchand released the following statement:
“Instead of standing up for the people who he was appointed to represent, Michael Bennet championed his party’s reckless spending policies and cast the 60th vote to pass the failed $787 billion stimulus debacle and massive health spending bill. Clearly, Michael Bennet is more concerned about supporting President Obama’s priorities than representing Coloradans’ best interests in Washington.”
The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza noted in his “Morning Fix” today:
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is going up with a new ad in Colorado that casts appointed Sen. Michael Bennet (D) as the “deciding vote” for Democrats on the health care law and the economic stimulus package and aims to link the incumbent to President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi… In a poll conducted late last month for the NRSC by Whit Ayres, 44 percent approved of the job Obama was doing while 51 percent disapproved; that same survey showed Buck with a 50 percent to 42 percent lead over Bennet.
Title: “One Vote” TV (:30)
ANNOUNCER: One vote makes a difference.
Michael Bennet cast the deciding vote for Obama’s stimulus. (H.R. 1, CQ Vote #64: Adopted (thus cleared for the president) 60-38: R 3-38; D 55-0; I 2-0, 2/13/09, Bennet Voted Yea)
That wasted billions, added to the debt, and didn’t create the jobs they promised. (Stephen Dinan and Kara Rowland,” Senator Says Billions Wasted On Stimulus,” The Washington Times, 6/16/09; U.S. Department Of Labor’s Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 10/3/10; Senator Michael Bennet, “Congress Approves American Recovery And Reinvestment Act,” Press Release, 2/13/09)
Bennet cast the deciding vote to allow passage of the trillion dollar health care bill. (H.R. 3590, CQ Vote #395: Passed 60-39: R 0-39; D 58-0; I 2-0, 12/23/09, Bennet Voted Yea)
That slashed Medicare, hurting seniors. (Jill Jackson and John Nolen, “Health Care Reform Bill Summary: A Look At What’s In The Bill,” CBS News, 3/21/10; Janet Adamy, “HHS Warns Medicare Insurers on Rates,” The Wall Street Journal, 6/7/10)
Bennet’s vote was the key to billions in job killing taxes, too. (Congressional Budget Office, Director’s Blog, “The Effects of Health Reform on the Federal Budget,” 4/12/10; John L. Ligon, “Obamacare: Impact on Businesses,” Heritage Foundation Web Memo No. 2883, 4/27/10)
Michael Bennet, he’s been their vote, not Colorado’s.
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