From the first Morning Jolt of the week, a first look at a new NRSC ad hitting the opposition – both President Obama and several Senate candidates – for attending fundraisers and missing official duties:
NRSC: Look Who Else Is Skipping Official Duties to Attend Fundraisers!
All summer long, folks on the Right and more than a few in the center have criticized President Obama for keeping up with a relentless pace of attending political fundraisers while major crises at home and abroad explode and worsen. By July 26, he had attended 399 fundraisers during his presidency. In eight years, George W. Bush attended 328.
This morning, the National Republican Senatorial Committee unveils a new ad that reveals that several Senate Democrats and Senate Democratic candidates – Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Rep. Bruce Braley of Iowa, skipped hearings and votes to attend fundraisers.
A nice closing line: “Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are prioritizing their pocketbooks over yours.”