The 60 Plus Association, a national group that bills itself as the "conservative alternative" to the AARP is hitting Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, with a significant six-figure television ad buy beginning Wednesday that hits the Democrat over health care.
"Obama's health care law cuts $500 billion from Medicare and creates a board of 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. It's like a Medicare IRS with the power to cut Medicare in order to pay for new government programs," a narrator says in the ad.
60 Plus is spending $750,000 on the advertisement, which specifically targets the creation of the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
"This IPAB board can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments so Washington can fund more wasteful spending," says singer/actor Pat Boone in the ad.
"On Tuesday night, Ohioans overwhelmingly rejected Josh Mandel's anti-middle class agenda when they voted no on Issue 2, and it's no surprise that Mandel's out of state extremist friends are rushing to his aide with misleading attack ads that distort Sherrod Brown's record in an effort to prop up their ethically challenged candidate," responded Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Justin Barasky.