(What plays well in an election year? How about: I got credit card companies to not raise your interest rates? – promoted by Colorado Pols)
UPDATE: Today Discover has pledged not to raise rates for its cardholders. CNN gives more great pub to Markey.
We’ve said before that Democratic Rep. Betsy Markey will be tough to beat in 2010 even though she represents a Republican-leaning district. The main reason: She’s been very smart about how she votes and what issues she tackles publicly.
Case in point is Markey taking on credit card companies for raising rates significantly before reform legislation takes effect next year. Markey appeared on CNN last night to discuss the issue, and don’t think this kind of thing doesn’t play very well among average voters — no matter which political party they belong to.