The Democratic-aligned House Majority PAC along with two unions today launched their second ad that is part of a four-week television campaign supporting Christie Vilsack’s run against Republican incumbent Steve King in the U.S. House.
The latest ad, called “tough,” includes a man identified as Paul Jensen of Madrid pointing to news clippings that describe how King voted to raise his own pay yet opposed raising minimum wage.
Vilsack’s campaign has hit King with the pay raise issue before, which King has said is unfair. King has previously said that the salary increases are automatic and do not take a vote of Congress. He also noted that he has previously voted to freeze the pay of all federal employees, including members of Congress.
“I’m fine with everything that’s the truth but not with untruths. Especially when there is millions of dollars being spent,” King said in an interview with The Register June 29 in reference to the criticism about his congressional raises.
The group’s first ad began running July 23. They are a $400,000 collaborative effort among House Majority PAC, the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
From Des Moines Register on August 9, 2012.