Beltway Blog — Tipton targeted by Dems for hiring nephew’s company

June 27, 2011

WASHINGTON — Radio ads out this morning in the 3rd Congressional District target Republican  for hiring vendors that contract with his nephew’s company using federal tax dollars.

The one-minute ads, paid for by the House Majority PAC, is a play on a game show that also jabs the freshman congressman for his vote on the Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform plan and the Republican budget plan, which the radio ad claims helps “his friends” by extending tax cuts for the wealthy.

The political action committee spent $11,000 on Tipton’s ad buy not including production.

The Dems targeted other Republicans with similar-sounding ads including Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, Nevada Rep. Joe Heck and Minnesota Rep. Chip Cravaack, according to POLITICO.

Tipton’s office declined to comment on the ad, but National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Tyler Q. Houlton called the ad a “scare tactic” and “misleading.”

“Washington Democrats already cut $500 billion from Medicare when they passed their $1 trillion government takeover of healthcare and they won’t hesitate to do it again,” Houlton said.