NRCC Sends Gift to Houlahan to Mark Start of Fall
“Fall brings out the best in everyone – and the NRCC is no exception. That’s why we sent Chrissy Houlahan a friendly gift today in the form of Harrison Lievesley’s highly acclaimed book, ‘Why Socialism Works,’” NRCC spokesman Chris Martin wrote in an announcement of the gift.
The book consists of 169 pages, all containing the words “it doesn’t” in the center of the page.
Campaigns often send gifts like these to opponents to gain earned media and get their message out in a different way.
The NRCC has been pushing Houlahan to take a position on single payer in the last couple of months, especially since Senator Bernie Sanders introduced his medicaid for all plan.
“Your support for Bernie Sanders’s socialist single payer healthcare legislation would cost taxpayers $32 trillion and give the federal government full control of our healthcare,” Martin wrote in a handwritten note included in the gift.
As 2018 gets closer, there will likely be more things like this from the campaigns looking for interesting ways to push their message. The DCCC has also used this tactic in New York this cycle, sending a copy of ‘Ethics For Dummies’ to New York Congressman Chris Collins’ office in August.
PoliticsPA has reached out to Houlahan’s campaign for comment on this story.
You can see the handwritten note below.