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.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.