DNCC launching ‘Mediscare’ robocalls against cong. candidates Southerland, Webster, Young, Buchanan, West and Hasner

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is sending automated phone calls into 50 districts to link Republican members and candidates with Paul Ryan’s budget. Among these districts are six in Florida: CD 2 Steve Southerland, CD 10 Dan Webster, CD 13 Bill Young, CD 16 Vern Buchanan, CD 18 Allen West and CD 22 Adam Hasner.

Here’s a sample script: “Hi. This is Julie calling from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to alert you to a new development about Medicare. Your Congressman, Steve Southerland, voted for a budget that would end Medicare and now the budget’s architect, Paul Ryan, is the Republican candidate for Vice President. A nonpartisan analysis showed that Ryan’s budget would raise health care costs for seniors by $6,400. The Tax Policy Center also said the Ryan budget would give people making over $1 million a year an average tax break of $265,000. And Congressman Southerland supported all of it. That’s just wrong. Call Congressman Steve Southerland and tell him to stop protecting millionaires at the expense of Medicare and the middle class.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.