Nye Targeted From the Left
As if U.S. Rep. Glenn C. Nye (D) of Virginia's 2nd District in Virginia Beach didn't already face a tough challenge from Republicans next year, this week he is one of a handful of Democrats being targeted in an email campaign by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
The PAC, one of the loudest advocates for including a public option in the health-reform bill (and for ditching the Stupak amendment, which would restrict coverage of abortions), is raising money to hold Nye and nine other "blue dog" Democrats accountable for voting against health care reform.
"Poll after poll shows that even voters in conservative states want health care reform and demand the public option," said Adam Green, co-founder of the organization, which boasts 250,000 members. "Glenn Nye voted against his own constituents who desperately need reform, and we're making sure he pays a political price back home for that."
One wonders: In a Republican-leaning district (the Democratic blog FiveThirtyEight measures it at Republican-plus-five), is getting the word out that Nye voted against health care a blessing in disguise?
Posted by: rallabs | November 14, 2009 12:35 AM | Report abuse
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