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With Default Closer Than Ever, Labor Targets GOP With New Ad Blitz


Democrats, led by President Obama, have been warning that entitlement payments may be delayed should Congress fail to raise the national borrowing limit. That's a result that even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said will be bad news for the GOP. The union spots lay the groundwork for what will likely be a common refrain among Democrats should it actually come to default.

The new spots will run in media markets targeting Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-IL), Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN), Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA).

The ads feature populist-friendly images of "millionaires" stepping out of limos and "oil company execs" standing in front of their private jets. The labor ads say these are the folks the GOP is protecting by refusing to compromise over raising the borrowing limit.

Here's the version of the spot running against Cantor: