Both Democrats and Republicans believe their message on the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts is a winner, and with just weeks to go before August recess, neither party is likely to back down.

House Republicans, for their part, are kicking off a 10-day messaging blitz today aimed at differentiating themselves from Democrats in the runup to the chamber’s vote on extending all of the Bush-era tax cuts. …

House leadership is organizing Republicans to travel back to their districts and hold events with small-business owners that day, emphasizing the GOP talking point that increasing taxes on those making more than $250,000 would hurt small businesses and job creation.