The Democratic National Committee is robo-calling voters in Florida to remind them of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's support of tying budget talks to defunding, degrading or delaying Obamacare, which has led to a partial government shutdown. Other Republicans are targeted in other states.
Rubio's fellow South Floridian, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, issued a press release noting that poll after poll shows Republicans, who precipitated the shutdown, are generally more vulnerable than Democrats. But Democrats have helped prolong the shutdown by refusing to negotiate with the GOP.
Who should give what (if anything) probably depends on your political persuasion, though Quinnipiac University's poll last week showed a majority of Americans want generic "compromise."
Rubio prefers the term "slowdown" to shutdown, as we noted recently when a passenger on his DC-bound plane relayed to us the concerns that some shared with the senator. Technical note: as a member of the minority in the Senate, Rubio's no vote on the Democratic senate's budget bills has less effect on the shutdown than the votes of the Republican House.
Here's the robo script: