Organizing for America is dispatching volunteers to the local offices of 32 House Republicans whose districts supported President Barack Obama in the 2008 election to demand that they support Obamas health care reform initiative.OFA volunteers will begin to drop by the offices Friday and continue doing so through the middle of next week. Among Members slated for visits are Reps. Dan Lungren and David Dreier of California, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Frank Wolf of Virginia, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Bill Young and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, and Mike Castle of Delaware.The message was clear in these districts: Americans want change, and they expect their Representatives to work with President Obama and reach across the aisle to help deliver it, OFA Director Mitch Stewart said in a statement. This is part of an ongoing effort by OFA and the Democratic Party to hold Republicans accountable for voting against the views of their constituents and their desire for change, and to make sure that Republicans know that there will be a political price to pay for standing with insurance companies and against reform, Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse said. OFA is backed by the DNC and partly composed of the e-mail list of supporters amassed by Obamas presidential campaign.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.