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GOP Launches Early Attack Ads on Democratic Challengers

Monday, 22 Apr 2013 01:14 PM

By Melanie Batley

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Republicans launched a series of online ads Monday in an early bid to discredit 2014 Democratic House candidates challenging vulnerable GOP incumbents.

The ads, according to CBS News, target Gwen Graham in Florida, Erin Bilbray-Kohn in Nevada, Andrew Romanoff in Colorado, and Kevin Strouse in Pennsylvania.

“With Nancy Pelosi devoted to making herself Speaker of the House again, Republicans aren’t going to waste any time introducing her recruits to voters and revealing them for who they really are — Pelosi’s hand-picked candidates who will reliably stand behind her failed agendas,” said Andrea Bozek, communications director for the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC).

The NRCC ads have an interactive Facebook-like style. When viewers click through, they’re shown mock profile pages for the candidates listing a number of unflattering “likes” such as “taxes, spending, Washington, and running for office.” In the ad singling out Romanoff, his status is described as “Professional Politician.”

The NRCC has already run ads against Democratic incumbents, but these are the first ads to target new challengers to GOP incumbents.

In response, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Jesse Ferguson, said: “Republicans know they’re on defense because these top-tier, problem-solving Democrats have stepped forward. Washington Republicans want to make this election about anything other than the toxic record and out-of-touch priorities of this Republican Congress, but they can’t avoid defending their own failed record.”

The NRCC has declined to offer details about how much is being spent on the Web ads.


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