The advertisements mimic a game show in which the host dings the specific GOP Member for voting for “the Republican budget that includes another trillion dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy.”
“Final round,” the announcer says in the spot targeting Tipton. “You pay Medicare taxes on every dollar you earn, but the budget Scott Tipton voted for ends Medicare as we know it. Seniors would have to pay 64 hundred dollars more each year.”
A news release describing the advertisement buy did not specify its exact size or where it would run, other than to call the media purchase a “six figure ad campaign” that will be on the air through Thursday.
On January 3, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., raises her right hand as her son Henry messes up her hair while Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., delivers the ceremonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber. Gillibrand's other son Theodore, lower right, looks on.
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.