Had to find something to blame on the Republicans.
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Democrats are seizing on the expiration of federal unemployment benefits to batter the GOP ahead of the midterm elections.

They say Republicans are to blame for the failure of Congress to renew jobless aid for 1.3 million of the long-term unemployed and are making the point repeatedly in a coordinated messaging blitz over the holiday break.

Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) is leading an effort to drum up local news coverage about people who are losing their benefits, while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday portrayed Republicans as oblivious to the plight of the unemployed.

“I don’t know if my colleagues oppose it, or know or care about the impact on families,” Pelosi said.