The ads show images of economically distressed families as a narrator says, "These families try and live within their means." It then jumps to a shot of the Democratic incumbent with an image of Obama in the background. "But not in Washington, where out-of-control spending puts our economy at grave risk."
The Crossroads ad airing in Missouri shows images of McCaskill with Obama. It attacks her for the stimulus and the auto and bank bailouts, and to further tie her to the president, it uses the plural pronouns "they" and "them."
In Montana, GPS is accusing Tester of putting Washington and Obama's policies ahead of Montana interests. The ad cites as evidence a vote Tester cast that allowed "Obama's EPA" to regulate dirt. It goes on to describe the move as "big government regulations that could hurt our farmers and jobs."
Kaine is not an incumbent Senator, but he might as well be in the Virginia GPS ad. As the former Democratic National Committee chairman, he made television appearances promoting the stimulus. The ad features some of those video and print quotes and then describes him as Obama's "partisan cheerleader."
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.