DCCC launching Facebook ads against Steve Southerland on gov’t shutdown

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With Congress hurtling the country toward a government shutdown, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today is launching “This Is Insanity,” a paid Facebook campaign to urge Congressman Steve Southerland not to shut down the government in order to pad health insurance companies’ profits.

The DCCC says its Facebook campaign will “engage young voters in Florida to sign a petition to tell Congressman Southerland to stop playing political games with our economy and focus on commonsense solutions that protect our heath care and grow our economy.”

“No one in their right mind thinks Congressman Steve Southerland’s march toward shutdown is sane, and young voters are especially disgusted with padding insurance companies’ profits at their expense,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Congressman Southerland decided that it’s more important to give insurance companies free rein over our health care decisions than make sure we pay military families and distribute seniors’ Social Security checks – and that’s just insanity.”

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