Rep. Sean Duffy is a target of House Majority PAC's advertising offensive on cable TV over the August recess targeting potentially vulnerable House Republicans.
House Majority PAC, a Democratic independent expenditure-only committee, announced the second wave of a six-figure paid advertising offensive on cable TV over the August recess targeting potentially vulnerable House Republicans.
The latest ads are running in the districts of GOP Reps. Dan Lungren (Calif.) and Sean Duffy (Wis.), whom the ads say support millionaires over middle-class Americans.
"Maybe you live here, or own one of these," the ad's announcer says, as a picture of an estate and private jet show on the screen. "If so, Congressman Dan Lungren just voted to give you a big tax cut and for tax loopholes to keep corporate profits sky high. But what about the rest of us?"
"The American people are disgusted with House Republicans' misguided priorities and votes to sell out the middle class," House Majority PAC Executive Director Ali Lapp said in a statement. "House Majority PAC will continue holding House Republicans accountable for their extremist agenda."
The incumbents targeted in the first wave of the group's ads included Republican Reps. Tim Griffin (Ark.), Scott Tipton (Colo.) and Chip Cravaack (Minn.). Democrats need to net 24 seats next year to win the House majority.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.