Media Notebook /
Posted on 10-29-2004 12:23 PM EDT
The Hartford Courant has coverage of the Seniors Coalition’s support for Rep. Nancy Johnson, R-Conn., and the Democratic response. The Seniors Coalition has praised Johnson via robocalls, followed up by direct mailers, for her vote on the Medicare prescription drug bill. The story, written by the Associated Press, also reported that the Seniors Coalition is active in a total of "25 to 30" states.
Contests in which the Seniors Coalition is active include the Alaska U.S. Senate race pitting Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) against Tony Knowles (D), according to a letter to the editor in the Anchorage Daily News.
The group also is active in the Utah congressional rematch between Rep. Jim Matheson (D) and John Swallow (R), according to the Deseret Morning News. The group is supporting Matheson, marking the first case Public Citizen has discovered in which the Seniors Coalition has backed a Democrat. Coverage of the Utah contest includes news that the United Seniors Association also is sending out mail thanking Matheson for his vote on the Medicare prescription drug bill.