Going After Gene Taylor
As I have mentioned in the past, the NRCC is monitoring MS-04 and are ready to support the Republican candidate in the defeat of Rep. Gene Taylor if possible. Obviously the ‘if possible’ part of that sentence is the key phrase. A couple of Congressional rating services have moved Taylor’s safe seat one notch over to the (slightly less-safe) ‘Likely Democrat’ column, but the most well known political analyst- Rothenberg, Cook, CQ Politics, Sabato- still consider this seat ‘Safe Democrat.’
Today, the NRCC sent out a presser using a new ad from the DCCC against Taylor. The DCCC ad went after a Republican saying he supports “tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas” and “big corporations who would export our future.” There source for those accusations: the Americans for Tax Reformer tax pledge this candidate signed.
That, of course, is the same pledge signed by Taylor giving an easy opening for the NRCC to attack.
“Gene Taylor’s ongoing support for his party’s reckless leadership has paved the way for high unemployment, government-run healthcare, and an exploding deficit that has buried Southeast Mississippi families under a mountain of big government and massive debt. Now, Taylor’s own party is on the attack against his support for policies they say will send jobs overseas. While we might disagree on the details, it looks like Republicans and Democrats have reached a bipartisan consensus on at least one thing: Gene Taylor is a proven job killer,” said NRCC spokesman Greg Blair.
Look at the two things the NRCC highlights in this statement: Nancy Pelosi and jobs. If Taylor is going to be defeated, there has to be a strong revolt against Obama/ Pelosi/ Reid and continued economic unrest.