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House Majority PAC Slams Chip Cravaack for Standing Against Middle Class, Gutting Medicare

On Friday, the House Majority PAC is launching a new ad offensive against Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack in Minnesota’s 8th District.

“Congressman Chip Cravaack is the type of politician that likes to talk about shared sacrifice at the same time he makes Minnesota taxpayers foot the bill for his brand new luxury SUV,” said Ali Lapp, Executive Director of the House Majority PAC. “To make matters worse, Cravaack voted to end Medicare as we know it and stick Minnesota seniors with $6400 more in health care costs in order to protect billions in subsidies for big oil and pay for a $200,000 tax break for millionaires.”

The new ad highlights Cravaack’s vote for the House Republican budget that essentially ends Medicare and increases the national debt by providing budget-busting tax breaks for millionaires. The ad plays off the fact that Cravaack has been under fire back home for spending thousands in taxpayer funds to lease a brand new luxury SUV.

The offensive starts on June 24th and runs through June 30th on cable television. The House Majority PAC ran a radio ad against Cravaack in April for his vote to essentially end Medicare.

Below is a transcript of the ad, “Class.”

Ad opens with dolly shot of an open drag strip/runway.

Legs of man in a suit walking (slowed down) toward the camera.

Text: a plan to “essentially end Medicare” [Wall Street Journal, 4/04/11]

Inside of a garage/hanger,light from door opening reveals the silhouette of a Chevy Equinox SUV.

Text: Seniors pay $6400 a year more [St. Petersburg Times, 4/22/11]

Several slow dolly shots of the outside and inside of the Equinox.

Text: Millionaires pay $200,000 a year less in taxes [Tax Policy Center, 3/15/11]

Image of Chip Cravaack and text of his name displayed on in-car video screens.

Text: and for him?

Hand turns key.

Cut to SUV turning sharply onto the drag strip. Quick cuts of SUV driving.

a brand new luxury SUV

(text appears below ‘a brand new luxury SUV’)

Text: with taxpayer money

Long driving shot of SUV accelerating down drag strip/runway, then passing the camera.

Text: Congressman Chip Cravaack

class

(text appears before ‘class’ to form full sentence)

Text: just not the middle class

Narrator: The House Majority PAC is responsible for the content of this advertising.

Text: PAID FOR BY THE HOUSE MAJORITY PAC THEHOUSEMAJORITYPAC.COM NOT AUTHORIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE’S COMMITTEE HOUSE MAJORITY PAC IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF THIS ADVERTISING


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