Minutes after the Senate Finance Committee voted down two public option amendments to the Baucus bill, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democracy for America doubled their goal for raising money and running ads against Max Baucus and Olympia Snowe.
It’s time for political pain for those who put their corporate contributors ahead of their constituents:
If Max Baucus (D-MT) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) had voted in favor of the public health insurance option in the Senate Finance Committee, they would have been the deciding votes–and the Schumer amendment would have passed.
These senators just voted against what their own constituents want — and voted with corporate interests that have given them millions. Now they need to be forced to answer to their constituents.
Along with Democracy for America, they raised over $148,000 in just one day to run ads in Montana and Maine. Now, in reaction to today’s vote, we’ve raised our goal to $200,000 to make sure that the ads are everywhere in those states. Can you help? Click here:
The latest Research 2000 polls show that Maine voters support a public option 58% to 29%. Montana voters support it 47% to 43%.
Obviously, Kent Conrad and Blanche Lincoln were also key votes against the amendments today. As this struggle goes on, there will be more targets.
But this is a time to fight back fast, and hold two leading senators accountable: