Super PAC releases six new ads targeting House races
September 12, 2012
(CNN) – A super PAC dedicated to electing Democrats to Congress on Wednesday expanded its television advertising portfolio to include three new races while launching six new ads critical of Republicans.
The House Majority PAC said it would spend $2.2 million to run the six ads.
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This buy is the group’s first purchase in California’s seventh district, New York’s 18th, and Ohio’s sixth. The committee has previously run spots in Iowa’s fourth district, North Carolina’s seventh, and Wisconsin’s seventh. House Majority PAC has also run ads in a number of other House races.
In California, the spot criticizes Rep. Dan Lungren as being in the pocket of Wall Street.
The Iowa spot accuses Rep. Steve King of reducing access to education.
“He could be a doctor, a teacher, an engineer with the right investment in education,” the narrator reads as a toddler is seen onscreen. “He sided from big banks that profit from student loans at our expense.”
In North Carolina, the ad quotes a local newspaper as saying candidate David Rouzer’s fundraising tactics “stink, but it’s legal.” Rouzer landed a speaking spot at the Republican National Convention this summer.
Rep. Nan Hayworth of New York is a member of “the wrong kind of tea party,” an ad charges, saying she “would roll back decades of progress for women.”
Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio “voted for tax cuts that that helped American companies outsource American jobs,” says another spot.
And in the Wisconsin ad, voters are reintroduced to Rep. Sean Duffy, who at a town hall meeting in 2011 said “I struggle to meet my bills right now” under his congressional salary of $174,000. “This lumberjack’s not struggling; he’s sitting pretty,” the ad narrator says.
None of the ads mention the candidate’s opponent, opting instead to blast the Republican candidate.
The House Majority PAC had nearly $4.6 million in the bank at the end of July, according to a Federal Election Commission report. The committee has raised almost $9.6 million this cycle, the FEC showed.