National Republican leaders are likely planning to target Colorado's U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey for her vote Friday in support of the Clean Energy Act. Republicans say the new bill places the environment above people and will cut into the struggling economy. The fact that similar regulatory laws have led to job creation in Colorado in the state's expanding new-energy economy likely won't temper the attacks.
Politico reports members of the National Republican Congressional Committee believe vulnerable Congressional freshmen like Markey, who represents the state's conservative 4th District, may have cast "a career-ending vote."
The NRCC is orchestrating a campaign against against the officials that will feature TV and radio commercials as well as robocalls.