Do Senate Candidates Support Democrats’ Threat to Blow Up the Economy If They Can’t Raise Taxes?

American Crossroads Calls on Senate Candidates to Repudiate Democrats’ Extremist Rhetoric

 WASHINGTON – Following today’s report that Democrats in Congress are threatening to  blow up the nation’s finances if they are not allowed to raise taxes, American Crossroads called on U.S. Senate candidates to tell voters whether they support the extremist rhetoric of Senate Democrat leaders who are holding America’s economy hostage to their tax-raising ambitions.

Shelley Berkley (NV), Tammy Baldwin (WI), Sherrod Brown (OH), Richard Carmona (AZ), Bob Casey (PA), Joe Donnelly (IN), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Tim Kaine (VA), Bob Kerrey (NE), Claire McCaskill (MO), Bill Nelson (FL), Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Jon Tester (MT) were asked to repudiated the dangerous rhetoric of Senate Democrat leaders.

Sen. Patty Murray, who has contributed $135,000 to Democratic Senate candidates this cycle, promised in a speech today that Democrats will push the U.S. off the “fiscal cliff,” and into another recession, unless they get to raise taxes.

“Democrat candidates for the U.S. Senate should tell voters whether or not they support the dangerous brinksmanship of tax-addicted Democrats in Washington who are threatening to drive our country over a fiscal cliff unless they can raise taxes,” said Nate Hodson, director of state and regional media relations for American Crossroads.  “Voters deserve to know if these candidates support the ‘raise-taxes-or-else’ rhetoric of their Democrat donors in Washington.”


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