DCCC Launches Paid Ads Against Congressman Paulsen Who Refuses to Rule Out Another Shutdown

Despite the damage his government shutdown did to our economy last month and with another fiscal showdown looming in January, Congressman Erik Paulsen is refusing to rule out another shutdown over defunding the Affordable Care Act.

Congressman Paulsen and his House Republicans haven’t passed a budget to avoid another government shutdown even though the deadline will hit in just 60 days – and they are leaving Americans vulnerable to another damaging shutdown over Tea Party demands to defund the Affordable Care Act. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a paid Facebook ad campaign alerting voters that Congressman Paulsen and House Republicans haven’t passed a budget to avoid another shutdown.

“Congressman Paulsen has apparently learned nothing from him reckless shutdown – the American people want him to work across the aisle, but Congressman Paulsen and House Republicans still haven’t passed a budget that gives up on their irresponsible demand to defund the Affordable Care Act, which could cause yet another shutdown,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “With only 60 days until Congressman Paulsen and his House Republicans could bring us another disastrous shutdown, when will they give up their Tea Party demands and back a commonsense budget that takes a balanced approach to our finances?”

The following ad is running in Congressman Paulsen’s district:

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