Tags: reid | health | care | ads

Reid Miffed by Obama Ads

Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 11:27 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., blasted the Democratic National Committee Thursday for wasting money on television ads designed to pressure centrist Democrats to support President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform.

On Wednesday, the DNC's "Organizing for America" committee — President Barack Obama’s campaign-in-waiting — announced that it would begin running ads against lawmakers Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, who has expressed concern about the cost of the legislation.

"I think it’s a waste of money,” Reid told reporters. “Democrats running ads against Democrats?”

The ads were launched to press Democratic senators from Arkansas, Indiana, Florida, Louisiana, North Dakota, Nebraska and Ohio, according to The Hill.

The ads do not mention senators by name, nor do they mention either party. But a Democratic senator represents all but one of the states targeted, and two of the states - Arkansas and North Dakota - are only represented by Democrats.

Maine, the only state targeted without a Democratic senator, is represented by two GOP centrists.

Reid was asked Thursday for his reaction to the DNC "targeting some of the Democratic members who had expressed concerns about the president’s healthcare plan.”

Reid said he was not aware of the campaign before opining that he considered Democratic ads against fellow Democrats a waste.

An aide to Reid sought to clarify his remarks to The Hill later on, saying Reid has no problem with the ads in question.

"Senator Reid was led to believe by the question posed to him that the DNC was attacking members of his Caucus," the aide said. "In fact, the DNC is running non-specific call to action ads in states with both Democratic and Republican senators, an effort he has no problem with."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved