Mica Campaign Hits Adams on New Ads
Sure, the upcoming member-member primary between GOP Floridians Reps. John Mica and Sandy Adams is in large part about philosophical differences. It's about a longtime legislator, one who has fought for earmarks in the past and worked his way up to chair the powerful Transportation Committee, versus a newly-elected tea party stalwart still hell-bent on changing how Washington works.
But today, it's also about tattling. Not everything in a congressional campaign can be about lofty ideas.
The Mica campaign is hitting Adams for a series of new advertisements that they say break a longstanding House rule. The ads in question -- entitled "Cheerleader" -- contain images and scenes from the State of the Union. According to the House Ethics manual, "Broadcast coverage and recordings of House floor proceedings may not be used for any political purposes."
As a response, the Mica campaign has sent a letter to stations broadcasting the ad, urging them to "refrain from broadcasting" it.