Dan Lungren – “How Come”
HOUSE MAJORITY PAC GOING UP IN FOUR DISTRICTS – CA-07, CO-06, IN-02, MI-01
New Spending Totals Nearly $1.2 Million
Washington, D.C. – As House Majority PAC continues on offense against extreme Republicans, the organization today announced it would begin running new ads in four districts – including House Majority PAC’s first spot in IN-02. House Majority PAC announced late last week that it would make new buys in these contested Congressional races in response to increased spending from outside Republican groups.
CA-07 – “How Come” focuses on Dan Lungren’s opposition to embryonic stem cell research and the potential treatments for debilitating illnesses, injuries and previously incurable diseases it offers. The spot will run on Sacramento cable for nearly a week at a cost of $115,000.
This is the second spot House Majority PAC has run in the competitive 7th District during the general election. The first, “Pocket,” showed that Dan Lungren is looking out for Wall Street, not Californians on Main Street.
CO-06 – “Stand” shows how scarily out of touch Mike Coffman is with Colorado, given his hostility towards embryonic stem cell research, opposition to abortion even in the case of rape and incest – and the additional step Coffman took to redefine rape, potentially excluding as victims those who are minors or were drugged. “Stand” will run in Denver for a week at a cost of $525,000.
This is House Majority PAC’s second spot in CO-06. The first, “Decides,” focused exclusively on Coffman’s opposition to embryonic stem cell research and the effect it has on Coloradans.
IN-02 – “Betrayal,” House Majority PAC’s first Indiana ad, takes Jackie Walorski to task for having the absolute wrong priorities for the Hoosier State. Walorski supports permitting insurance companies to discriminate against women, allowing them to charge women higher rates than men and deny essential care like cancer screenings, maternity care and mammograms. The ad will run in South Bend for one week at a cost of $175,000.
MI-01 – “Even Harder” shows that Dan Benishek’s agenda in Congress has already made life for Michigan’s middle class even harder. Benishek voted to block middle class tax cuts, against foreclosure relief and to cut college assistance – all white supporting tax breaks for companies that ship American jobs overseas. The spot will run in Traverse City and Marquette for one week at a cost of $340,000.
This is House Majority PAC’s second MI-01 spot. The first, “Out of Step,” made clear that Dan Benishek simply has priorities that are out of touch with northern Michigan.
Today’s announcement comes on top of what House Majority PAC already announced earlier this week: new ads and spending in FL-18, IL-10, IL-17 and MN-08.
House Majority PAC Launches CleaningHouse2012.com
Interactive Site Features Terrible Ten-some of Dirty-Dealing, Toxic-Talking GOP Members
Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC today launched CleaningHouse2012.com, an interactive site that allows users to learn more about 10 top GOP targets and then clean up the House by sweeping into the dustpan the members and the messes they’ve left in their wake.
CleaningHouse2012.com features 10 of the most vulnerable GOP members whose careers have been marked with ethical troubles and questionable behavior: Charlie Bass, Brian Bilbray, Ann Marie Buerkle, Michael Grimm, Nan Hayworth, Steve King, Dan Lungren, Jim Renacci, David Rivera and Allen West.
“This Tea Party, GOP Congress has become synonymous with ethically questionable, dirty-dealing behavior – and CleaningHouse2012.com features the top 10 leaders of this infamous group,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “Visitors can learn all the nitty, gritty details about this terrible ten-some, why they are so deserving of this dubious honor and what makes them vulnerable to defeat this November.”
Dan Lungren – “Pocket”
HOUSE MAJORITY PAC, SEIU TO RUN AD HITTING DAN LUNGREN FOR BEING IN THE POCKET OF WALL STREET
Six-Figure Buy Begins Today in Sacramento
Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) announced that the groups will begin airing a television ad today in Sacramento that shows how Dan Lungren is in the pocket of Wall Street interests and is not looking out for Californians.
The ad, part of a six-figure buy jointly financed by House Majority PAC and SEIU, begins airing today.
It can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PpEVOXxark.
“Dan Lungren’s entire career in Congress has been defined by his efforts to look out for himself and the Wall Street interests that have backed his campaigns,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “With Lungren’s votes against regulating Wall Street – which caused the economic meltdown – and for gutting Medicare, one thing’s for sure: it’s time to retire Lungren so he can spend more time poolside.”
“Dan Lungren represents everything wrong with the same old Washington ways – the same old partisanship, the same old gridlock – that plunged our economy into chaos,” said David Kieffer, Executive Director of the SEIU California State Council. “We need someone with new ideas. As a doctor, Ami Bera has dedicated his life to putting people first. In Congress, he will do the same by helping build an economy that works for the middle class.”
House Majority PAC and SEIU, along with AFSCME and Friends of Democracy, recently released polling data that show this rematch tied at 47 percent apiece. But when survey respondents were read balanced, positive paragraphs about each candidate, Ami Bera moved ahead by five points.
The CA-07 ad announced today is part of a new $2.2 million spending initiative from House Majority PAC that includes ads in six districts nationwide.
House Majority PAC Announces Major New Spending Initiative
Ads Launching Today In CA-07, IA-04, NC-07, NY-18, OH-06, WI-07
Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC today announced a major new spending initiative with television ads launching in six districts nationwide at a cost of approximately $2.2 million.
“As voters begin tuning into the fall elections, House Majority PAC will be on TV to hold Republicans accountable and educate voters about their extreme, out of touch policies,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC.
CA-07 – Sacramento (note: the cost of this ad is being shared by House Majority PAC and SEIU)
IA-04 – Des Moines, Sioux City
NC-07 – Wilmington
NY-18 – New York
OH-06 – Charleston, Wheeling, Youngstown
WI-07 – Wausau
New CA-07 Poll Demonstrates Dan Lungren’s Vulnerability
Survey Shows Ami Bera Well Positioned To Win Rematch In Competitive District
Washington, D.C. – A new poll conducted for House Majority PAC, SEIU, AFSCME and Friends of Democracy found Rep. Dan Lungren in a vulnerable position as he faces a rematch against his 2010 opponent, Ami Bera.
Lungren and Bera were tied at 47 percent apiece in the initial head to head. After survey respondents were read balanced, positive paragraphs about each candidate, Bera moved ahead of Lungren, 51-46 percent.
The survey also found that President Obama is beating Mitt Romney in this district 52-44 percent, indicating that Bera has additional room to grow.
An analysis memo from the polling firm, Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, is available here: http://www.thehousemajoritypac.com/images/CA-07-poll-memo.pdf.
“Dan Lungren has spent his entire career in Congress looking out for himself, not the interests of Californians,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “After all, Lungren has voted multiple times to essentially end Medicare, he supports privatizing Social Security and has worked to cut taxes for millionaires while protecting billions in taxpayer-funded subsidies for big oil companies. It’s no wonder Lungren once told a constituent of his, ‘I didn’t run for office to do anything for you.’”
“Dan Lungren’s track record of courting Wall Street interests and voting against holding banks accountable is catching up with him,” said Ilyse Hogue, Co-Director of Friends of Democracy. “With political corruption at the top of voters concerns this cycle, it’s not surprising that Lungren has lost the trust of his constituents.”
The poll of 401 likely voters in CA-07 was conducted August 21-23. It has a margin of error of 5 percent.