You might see “some Senate Democrats talking to TV cameras in front of gas stations in their home states next week,” POLITICO reports.
Democrats are being advised to emphasize high gas prices to their advantage when they go home for a weeklong break next week as they seek to counter GOP criticism levied at the Obama administration.
“The high price of gas is the number one issue I get asked about when I’m home in New York,” according to a prepared text of a speech obtained by POLITICO that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) used to address Tuesday’s Senate Democratic policy lunch in the Capitol. "And polling data shows it to be one of top issues on the people’s minds across the country.
“So, when you go home over recess, it may be worth doing press events on steps you are taking to lower the price of oil and, therefore, gasoline,” Schumer’s added in his prepared notes.