Taxes a winning issue for Dems in down ticket races?
Washington Post - August 6, 2012
Taxes a winning issue for Dems in down ticket races? The labor-backed Americans United for Change and AFSCME are going up with ads targeting Nevada GOP Senator Dean Heller and four vulnerable GOP members of Congress, hitting them over their refual to support continuing tax cuts on income up to $250,000 unless the top two percent see a continued tax cut, too. The version hitting Heller is here; an example of one hitting a Congressman is here.
The question, again, is whether Dems can use single issue votes — such as those on the Ryan Medicare plan and the Bush tax cuts — to break through with a message about GOP priorities on taxes and entitlements in an atmosphere dominated by jobs and the economy.