Liz Rose, (p) 202-587-1638, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 9, 2012
New Report Shows Rep. Tim Johnson Votes Against the Middle Class 80 Percent of the Time
Washington, DC – According to a new Middle Class Voter Guide from the Campaign for America’s Future, Rep. Tim Johnson is considered one of the “worst of the worst” because he votes for the middle class only 20 percent of the time.
The new Middle Class Voter Guide was created to hold lawmakers accountable for their votes in Congress on the most important bills that would have helped or hurt the middle class.
Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future said, “Every legislator claims to be a champion of the middle class – yet in vote after vote, the big corporations and the wealthy get the gold, and the interests of the middle class get the shaft. For too long, voters had no way of knowing who stands at their side and who sits on their backs.”
The Campaign for America’s Future rated every legislator on the basis of his or her votes on 10 key bills in the House and in the Senate that had the greatest impact on the middle class.
Campaign for America’s Future is buying Google ads aimed at 10 “worst of the worst” incumbent Representatives whose fate in November may determine control of Congress. Rep. Tim Johnson is on the top ten target list. Constituents who use Google to find information about Rep. Tim Johnson will learn of his "20 percent" score and will be encouraged to click a link and learn more about his legislative record.
The Middle Class Voter Guide is available online: www.themiddleclass.org/voterguide
Rep. Tim Johnson’s rating is available here: http://themiddleclass.org/voterguide/index.php?member_id=100