GOP Rep. Sean Duffy is one of the targets of a new ad campaign by the House Majority PAC.
The super PAC behind the Democrats’ efforts to retake the House in 2012 is spending six figures on new television ads painting four House Republicans as elitist and supportive of corporate interests over individual interests.
The House Majority PAC ad against Lungren mocks his self-proclaimed affinity for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and the narrator says, “Thanks to Dan Lungren, peanut butter and jelly may be all we can afford. Dan Lungren, he’s not for us.”
The ads against Johnson and Bass are being played on the radio. Listen to them here and here.
Republican political action committee American Crossroads is airing an ad in the two swing states where President Barack Obama’s bus tour will be traveling this week, North Carolina and Virginia. The ad had previously aired in Florida, Missouri and Florida, and it features President Bill Clinton seemingly contradicting Obama’s tax proposal. The nonpartisan Politifact took strong issue with the video editing of the former president’s comments, rating the ad “false.”
Here is the House Majority PAC ad going after Duffy:
Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, along with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, right, and Annette Tilleman-Dick, left, wife for former Rep. Tom Lanots, D-Calif. Clinton was honored with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony last week at the Cannon House Office Building. Previous winners include the Dalai Lama and Elie Wiesel.
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.