Cravins predicts Boustany attack on offshore drilling
Democratic Congressional candidate Don Cravins Jr. isn’t
going to wait for his opponent to hit him on offshore drilling. Given the
spotlight the Republican Party, and Congressman Boustany, have put on the
issue, Cravins’ campaign is assuming it’s inevitable. In a campaign email blast,
titled “Grandstanding at its Best,” Cravins’ Communications Director Richard
Carbo empahsizes Cravins’ support for opening up the Outer Continental Shelf to
more drilling. “I wanted to let you know Don’s clear position on this issue
before there are attempts (and there will be attempts) to make you think
otherwise,” Carbo writes.The email concludes: “I hope you will reject their
attempts this week to place blame on one party or person while they play
political games. The time of placing blame and attempting to scare us
into supporting them is over. The 7th district is alive and well and will
not be fooled anymore."
Congressman Boustany is expected to join Republican
colleagues in the House chamber this week – while Congress is in recess – as part
of a protest calling on Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring Congress
back in session and allow for on a vote on offshore drilling, and other energy production
issues. “This is in his official capacity as a Congressman,” says Boustany
spokesman Rick Curtsinger. “It’s not an attack on anyone other than the Speaker
for not bringing up a vote. We would certainly welcome anyone who called on the
Speaker to call the House back into session to take up meaningful energy
legislation. We’d appreciate any support in that effort.
Carbo says he has no clear evidence Boustany planned to use the platform to
criticize Cravins. “We’re just going off of how historically [Republicans] try
to characterize the Democratic Party as one,” he says. “Rather than wait for
him to come at us saying we are just one of the Democrats that is against
offshore drilling, we wanted to state our position before they even had a
chance to do that.
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