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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.