Well, that didn't take long.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is already going after 8th District Minnesota Republican Chip Cravaak -- not even a month after he was sworn in. The Democrats say they're going to run radio and web ads against the first-termer.
It's part of their "Drive to 25" campaign that's going to run radio ads, web ads, automated phone calls, live phone calls, and e-mails in 19 districts this week, starting today.
The Cravaack ad specifically calls on him to reject the budget proposal unveiled last week by a Republican study committee, according to the DCCC's Jesse Ferguson.
Here's the Facebook version of the campaign:
The other targets include Lou Barletta (PA-11), Charlie Bass (NH-02), Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25), Steve Chabot (OH-01), Robert Dold (IL-10), Sean Duffy (WI-07), Blake Farenhold (TX-27), Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Nan Hayworth (NY-19), Joe Heck (NV-03), Robert Hurt (VA-05), Thad McCotter (MI-11), Patrick Meehan (PA-07), Dave Reichert (WA-08), David Rivera (FL-25), Jon Runyan (NJ-03), Joe Walsh (IL-08), Allen West (FL-22)
There's still no firm word, though, of anybody stepping up to challenge the insurgent Republican.
Cravaack's office didn't immediately respond to an inquiry about the ads or the budget plan
Nice try DCCC,
As soon as someone wants to be fiscally responsible you start snipeing at them. How much money do we need for education? We have been pouring money into education ever since I can remember. It never seems to be enough. Oh I know I'll be categorized as a heartless old scrooge that does not care about our kids and their future, contre my friend I VOLENTEER many days each year to our local school district in teaching outdoor education. I find it one of the most worth while things I do all year. I care very much how our children turn out and what they do with thier lives, I do not however think that money is the answer to all of educations short comings. Good teachers that care, ( which most are), and good parental guidance which is lacking in this liberal society, would go a long way in correcting those short comings. Not the teachers unions, which is part of your life blood, and only seems to care about itself, and protecting , incompetent teachers. You can pick on these new conservative congressmen, but what got them into office was thier promise to cut government speading, which we need to do, to get this country out of it's 14.3 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT.