“The American people are disgusted with House Republicans’ misguided priorities and votes to throw middle class families under the bus,” PAC Executive Director Alixandria Lapp said in a statement.
The size of the ad buy on national cable television is in the “low six figures” for the month, according to someone familiar with the effort. It will include ads against other targeted Members also.
The ad against Tipton hits him on ethics issues and ends with the tagline, “Tipton’s got to go.” The announcer in the ad accuses Tipton of “channeling Congressional funds to his family’s business,” citing a June Denver Post story in an on-screen graphic.
Republicans pushed back against the spot. “It’s no surprise that House Democrats are inventing a fictional controversy in an attempt to discredit anyone who stands up to their reckless Washington spending spree and job-killing agenda,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Tyler Houlton said in a statement. “House Democrats made the American economy worse and will do anything to distract voters from their failed record.”
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
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.