Because who wouldn’t be swayed by a robocall from James Carville?

DCCC unleashing Carville on House GOP — Ballot Box

The House hasn’t voted yet on whether to reject a short-term payroll tax cut extension that the Senate passed overwhelmingly on Saturday, but House Democrats are already crying foul.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is targeting House Republicans in 20 districts with automated phone calls, online ads and a new website, and demanding they support an extension to a tax cut aimed at the middle class.

Dem pundit James Carville has recorded some of the individualized calls, and DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.) has attached his name to statements going out in more than 70 Republican-held districts — the first time this year that Israel has attacked individual members, according to the committee.

“Something remarkable happened this weekend. Democrats and Republicans in the Senate worked together to stop a $1,000 payroll tax hike on 160 million middle class families,” Carville, a prominent Democratic strategist and former Clinton aide, says in a recorded call going out to a district in Ohio. “Sounds too good to be true? It is, if Rep. Bob Gibbs doesn’t do the right thing and support it.”

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