In the ad, set to air for three weeks on Charlotte-area cable, the narrator says, “Congressmen like Larry Kissell waste billions” and encourages viewers to tell Kissell to support a balanced budget amendment.
Steven A. Hockfield, counsel for Kissell’s campaign, called the ad “inaccurate and misleading” in the letter.
Because Kissell became a co-sponsor of H.J.Res. 2, a balanced budget amendment, on July 29, Hockfield alleges that the NRCC “is purposely airing an inaccurate and misleading advertisement that does not give Rep. Kissell credit for being part of the very solution the NRCC is proposing to solve the nation’s debt problem.”
The NRCC noted that Kissell voted against the Cut, Cap and Balance Act, which included a balanced budget amendment.
“Larry Kissell opposed a balanced budget amendment that would force Washington to live within its means,” NRCC spokeswoman Andrea Bozek said in a statement to Roll Call.
The 8th Congressional district race is rated Likely Republican by Roll Call.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
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.