LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is running robocalls that accuse three Michigan Republican congressmen of threatening a government shutdown to not fund implementation of the new health care law.
The automated calls that began Tuesday are being made in the districts of Dan Benishek, Kerry Bentivolio and Tim Walberg — who Democrats think are vulnerable in 2014. Michigan Reps. Justin Amash and Bill Huizenga also are among 80 House Republicans who urged Speaker John Boehner to resist spending bills accommodating "Obamacare."
Because Democrats reject demands to defund the law, a standoff could result in a partial federal government shutdown Oct. 1.
The robocalls say the choice between taking away health care or shutting down the government is "appalling." The congressmen targeted by the robocalls couldn't be reached for immediate comment.
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