Featured in the ad are senators Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Richard Burr (N.C.), John McCain (Ariz.), Ron Johnson (Wisc.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Patrick Toomey (Pa.) — all of whom are amid competitive re-election campaigns — as well as House members Joe Heck (Nev.), David Jolly (Fla.) and Ron DeSantis (Fla.), who are seeking Senate seats this year.
None have endorsed Trump, but none have said they will abandon him if he is nominated. An on-screen message says all are “running in lockstep with Donald Trump.”
The DSCC is promising a “sustained campaign” on the “Party of Trump” theme, starting with the web ad and a new website featuring a list of “ReTrumplicans,” and expanding to television, radio, and social media ads. The committee reported having $13.6 million in its coffers last month.
Republicans’ mindless obstruction has helped create something far worse – The Washington Post By Dana Milbank Opinion writer March 11
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan had said this would be a “Year of Ideas,” with legislation aimed at poverty and health care. But the House has conducted legislative business on only 154 of the 431 days since this Congress began. Much of that time has been devoted to the obscure (this month’s legislation to delay regulations for brick kilns) and the symbolic (nine Republicans opposed naming a post office after the late poet Maya Angelou, and two of them called her a “communist sympathizer”).
And the Senate? Republicans once complained about all the House-passed bills that didn’t make it through the Democratic Senate. But at this point in 2014, there were 205 House-passed bills awaiting action; now there are 298 House-passed bills awaiting action by the GOP-controlled Senate.