YG Action Launching TV Ads in Three Democratic Seats
Let the House ad watch continue: YG Action Fund, the super PAC run by former aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is launching attack ads in three Democratic-held congressional districts Friday.
Overall, YG Action will spend nearly $2 million over the next several weeks airing ads against Democratic Reps. Mike McIntyre in North Carolina's 7th District and John Tierney in Massachusetts's 6th District, along with Democratic nominee Bill Enyart in Illinois's 12th District, where Democratic Rep. Jerry Costello is retiring.
The anti-Tierney spot homes in on his family's connection to an offshore gambling enterprise, while the McIntyre ad hits him on various votes including the 2009 stimulus. In the Illinois ad, YG Action mixes policy and personal, criticizing Enyart for supporting Obamacare and for having "little private sector experience." (Enyart was the commanding general of Illinois's National Guard until June.)
The anti-Enyart spot also includes a brief plug for Republican nominee Jason Plummer, who lost a bid for Illinois lieutenant governor in 2010. The other two ads make no mention of the Republican candidates, Richard Tisei in Massachusetts and David Rouzer in North Carolina, a former and current state legislator, respectively.