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07 October 2010

DCCC Airs Second Ad Against Republican Mike Keown

For the second time in the last few days, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) took to the airwaves in support of 2nd district Congressman Sanford Bishop (D - Albany).

Mike Keown's Done Some Crazy Things

Bishop, who is seeking his tenth term in the House of Representatives, faces a tough challenger this November from Republican Mike Keown. Political prognosticators have gradually moved the Democrat's chance of retaining his seat from "safe Democrat" all the way down to "leans Democrat."

The DCCC, fearing the loss of a seemingly safe seat, stepped up its attacks against Mike Keown; accusing the Coolidge Republican of voting to increase his legislative salary twice while raising fees on daycare centers, gun permits and marriage licenses.

In a press release issued Wednesday, the DCCC called Keown crazy and said he wanted to "gamble social security on Wall Street."

"Seniors in Southern Georgia aren’t going to sit back while Mike Keown’s moves forward with his crazy plan to gamble Social Security on the stock market,” said Jesse Ferguson, Southern Regional Press Secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “This week, Representative Bishop pledged to protect seniors and their retirement by protecting Social Security but Mike Keown stands behind a plan to privatize it – slashing benefits and putting the whole program at risk.

"If Mike Keown had his crazy way a few years ago when the stock market crashed, you can only imagine what would have happened to retirement savings. Mike Keown says he wants to stand up for people but the only people he’s fighting for are the Wall Street fat-cats that profit from gambling Social Security on Wall Street. Sanford Bishop won’t let that happen."

Now we have ourselves a race.