Orgs bring new topic to political


While most are spending their money to weigh in on health care, a small pack of watchdogs are spending $1M to go after select Republicans on energy issues. Five members of the House of Representatives will bear the brunt of the attack.

Going on the attack, according to Politico, are League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, MoveOn and Americans United for Change. The prey list includes five in four states: Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), Denny Rehberg (R-MT), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Eric Cantor (R-VA).

The add supports the cap and trade concept that is to be debated in Senate later this year, argues that the adoption of new and cleaner sources of energy will create good jobs with a future and accuses its targets of being tools of big oil and energy companies.

The coalition is also going to go after a pair of Democrats, Jason Altmire (D-Penn.) and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), who failed to support cap and trade, although print will be the medium of choice in their case.

RBR/TVBR observation: Will the politicians under attack deliver a like-kind response? Will their supporters? Let’s hope so – the strong desire for reciprocity is one of the best things about the political category.