House Republicans Draft Campaign Manifesto
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
So that's a Senate race. Let's talk now about the House. Today, House Republicans visited a hardware store in Sterling, Virginia. Rather than buying a hammer or some garden shears, they were selling something. .>TEXT: LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
The Republicans are promoting what they called a Pledge to America. It echoes the Contract with America, the manifesto Republicans ran on when they won Congress in 1994.
INSKEEP: This time around, House Republicans spend much of their time focusing on what they are not going to do.
WERTHEIMER: They say they won't let Bush-era tax cuts expire.
INSKEEP: They want to repeal the new health care law.
WERTHEIMER: And they want to freeze any stimulus money still unspent.
INSKEEP: The document includes many references to the founding fathers and to scaling back government, themes that crop up frequently at Tea Party gatherings.