On today's third anniversary of the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- aka, the stimulus package -- the National Republican Congressional Committee is celebrating by making calls in targeted House districts to remind voters about what the GOP group calls the "failed stimulus plan that has paralyzed our economy."
No surprise that among the targets for the calls is the new 24th Congressional District, which spreads up the coast from the beaches in Ventura through Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Rep. Lois Capp is the Democratic incumbent, and she voted for the bill and will have to make the case during the upcoming campaign that even though the economy continued to sputter after its passage things would have been far worse had it not passed.
What is a bit of surprise is that the robocalls being made into Ventura County's 26th Congressional District call out Moorpark Councilman David Pollock by name. That means, at least for now, GOP leaders in Washington consider him the favorite among the announced Democratic candidates. In these calls, voters are reminded that "David Pollock's friends in Washington, D.C." were the ones responsible for passing the legislation.