The Chamber of Commerce has a whole bunch of new ads in key Congressional races, targeting big-name Dems.
One ad goes after freshman Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), who is known for his vitriolic attacks against Republicans. “Tired of big-mouth politicians ignoring our big problems? Alan Grayson is the most extreme,” the announcer says, followed by past video of Grayson famously declaring on the House floor that the Republican health care plan was for sick people to “die quickly,” and also the occasion when he crashed a local Republican meeting.
“But when it comes to Nancy Pelosi, big barker Grayson turns into a lapdog.”
And ad in the Connecticut Senate race says that Democratic nominee Richard Blumenthal’s record of “frivolous lawsuits” forced businesses to close, and that he earned the title “worst attorney general in the nation.” Granted, that worst-title was from the right-wing Competitive Enterprise Institute — a business-backed organization whose standards for this sort of thing might be a lot different from a lot of voters who normally reward prosecutors who go after business misbehavior.
Another ad is for the Wisconsin Senate race, going after Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold. “What happened to Russ Feingold?” the announcer asks. “He used to stand up to Washington politicians. These days he stands with them. Feingold stood with them to pass the health care bill. Feingold stood with them to pass a reckless budget, tripling our national debt. And Feingold’s standing with them, turning a blind eye to the spending he used to fight so hard against. Russ always said he’d change Washington. Looks like Washington changed him. Call Russ Feingold. Tell him we miss the old Russ. We can’t afford his spending policies.”
This next spot attacks freshman Rep. Betsy Markey (D-CO). “Colorado is facing economic disaster,” the announcer says. “We told Betsy Markey we needed jobs. Why didn’t she listen?”
This one goes after freshman Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV). It is essentially the same ad as the one against Betsy Markey:
And this one goes after freshman Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-FL). “Nancy Pelosi didn’t damage our economy all alone,” the announcer says. “She had some help from a friend. Suzanne Kosmas votes with Pelosi 93 percent of the time — 93 percent.”