DCCC Goes On Air Against Duffy
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a new independent expenditure TV ad Wednesday, this one against freshman Republican Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis.
It's the DCCC's third television ad of the general election and though it deviates from the Medicare theme of the previous two, it is no less hard-hitting. The spot, running in Wisconsin's 7th District, juxtaposes Duffy's infamous comment that he "struggle[s]" to meet his bills on his congressional salary with budget votes House Republicans took in 2011. The two votes the DCCC cited, in combination, protected congressional paychecks but not combat troops' pay in the event of a government shutdown.
The ad is part of a $338,000 reservation the DCCC has made on stations in the Wausau, Wis. media market between now and October 1.
House Democrats pursued a similar line of attack against Republicans with some success in 2006. It's the first time this cycle that the DCCC has ventured away from Medicare and Paul Ryan's budget in its attack ads, though the sample size is admittedly small. The committee previously released ads against freshman Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich., and the Republican running against Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre in North Carolina.
After the jump, see the DCCC's anti-Duffy ad.