Published on September 7, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Also in the news, Democrats are using the Medicare issue to target two veteran GOP lawmakers in California.
The Associated Press/Washington Post: Schumer Wants Vote Soon On The Ryan Budget To Put GOP On Defensive About Medicare, Medicaid
Sen. Chuck Schumer says he wants the Senate to vote soon on the Ryan budget to put Republicans, including presidential running mates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, on the defensive. The New York Democrat told The Associated Press Thursday that another public discussion and vote, this time on the Senate floor, would force the Republican ticket mates and GOP congressional candidates to defend the proposal's changes to government aid to seniors and the poor (9/6).
Los Angeles Times: Democrats Target Two GOP Congressmen From California With TV Ads
One ad slams Denham as a "career politician" who voted for a plan that would "essentially end Medicare" and cost seniors $6,400 more each year." The other accuses Bilbray of cozying up to special interests, alleging he has "raised thousands from Big Oil" and other interests he once lobbied for (Merl, 9/6).
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