NRCC Releases 13 New Television Ads
The National Republican Congressional Committee released 13 new independent expenditure TV ads Monday, seven in Democratic-held House seats and five in GOP-held seats, plus one against Democratic Rep. Betty Sutton in Ohio's member-versus-member 16th District. The committee also released three radio ads targeting a Democratic incumbent, a contender for an open seat, and a challenger to a member of the House GOP's freshman class.
Many of the ads touch on the familiar Obamacare and Medicare theme of this cycle, pinning Democrats with voting in favor of or supporting $700 billion in Medicare cuts. But many of the ads zero in on vulnerabilities specific to a few Democratic candidates. The ads against Reps. John Barrow and Jim Matheson, who are running in deeply Republican seats in Georgia and Utah, specifically link the Blue Dog Democrats to President Obama. The anti-Matheson ad (linked below) also invokes Mitt Romney, who is expected to win Utah by enormous margins. The ad's narrator says that in order to enable Romney to implement his plans, voters need to reject Matheson and support Republican nominee Mia Love.
Reprising a familiar Republican theme in California, the NRCC's ad against Rep. Lois Capps ties her to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, along with the stimulus and debt limit hikes.
After the jump are links to the new NRCC TV ads.