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DCCC buys anti-Barton Facebook ads


Keyword "Barton" on Facebook and up pops an ad (on the right) that says, "Stop Apologizing to BP!" with Rep. Joe Barton's face on it.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is responsible for it, becoming the latest Democratic political arm to try and capitalize on the Texas congressman's comments this morning.

The committee is not disclosing the buy at this point. But they say the Facebook ads are projected to get 20 million ad views today. The committee has also set up a Web site to try and raise money off the comments.


“The DCCC will hold these out-of-touch House Republicans accountable who have no shame when it comes to jumping to the defense of BP and Big Oil,” said Ryan Rudominer, spokesman for the committee.

The DCCC also says it is also "sending out targeted press releases to House Republicans and Republican candidates on the topic."

Barton's seat is not competitive this fall. He was first elected in 1984 and has won with more than 60% in every election for more than 20 years, since 1988. But Democrats appear intent on getting all Republicans on the record on this.