Dems robocalling some residents on potential Republican threat

Sep 18, 2013

LANSING, MI (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 say are vulnerable in 2014. Michigan Representatives 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 October 1.

A Benishek spokesman says he doesn't support shutting down the government. Messages seeking comment were left with Bentivolio and Walberg.