POLITICS
03/01/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dems Play Hardball: Target Republican Senators For Stimulus Support (VIDEO)

Democrats are planning to aggressively target vulnerable Republican Senators on the stimulus package passed by the House Wednesday night without any GOP support.

Greg Sargent has the ad -- here's the version targeting Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley:

The ads will be sent widely to the press later this morning by the coalition funding them, which includes Americans United for Change, MoveOn.org Political Action, AFSCME and SEIU.

The spot shows some arresting images of the recession -- chained up factories, empty warehouses -- and features Obama talking about our dire economic times and his economic package, an effort to harness Obama's popularity to push the plan at a time when Republicans are training their fire on House Dems, rather than the White House.

The rest of the ads can be seen on the website Americans United For Change.

Along with the ads, Democrats "will run campaigns in their districts," an official tells Politico.

The White House plans to release state-by-state job figures "so we can put a number on what folks voted for an against," an administration aide added. "It's clear the Republicans who voted against the stimulus represent constituents who will be stunned to learn their member of Congress voted against [saving or] creating 4 million jobs."

Over 30 groups have joined the campaign, including the SEIU and AFL-CIO, MoveOn.org, ACORN, and the Campaign for America's Future.