Obama Campaign Reactivates To Pressure GOP

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina is using the president's re-election apparatus to urge supporters to pressure the GOP on tax policy.

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina is using the president’s re-election apparatus to urge supporters to pressure the GOP on tax policy.

Just a month after President Obama won his campaign for a second term, his campaign apparatus sprang back to life Wednesday, urging supporters to keep pressure on the GOP to sway towards the president’s favored tax policies.

In an email to supporters, Obama campaign chief Jim Messina urged supporters to ask Americans in Republican districts to contact their members of Congress to back an extension of tax cuts for the middle class while allowing the cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers to expire at the end of the year. GOP House Speaker John Boehner so far has resisted that approach to resolving the so-called fiscal cliff.

“Whether you voted for the President or not, he’s fighting to keep taxes low for 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses, because he believes we need to grow the economy from the middle out,” Messina says. “He’s fighting for you. He’s got your back. We’ve got to get his, too.”

The grassroots methods he is advocating are the same the Obama campaign used during the battle for the White House, Messina says.

“One person reaching out to another is how we re-elected Barack Obama. It’s how we’ll win this fight, too,” he says.

 

 

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