Janice Hahn, the Democratic candidate in the CA-36 special election to succeed Jane Harman, has a new ad tying her Republican opponent Craig Huey to several democratic bogeymen: Sarah Palin, the GOP plan to privatize Medicare, and extreme right-wing rhetoric.
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"Sarah Palin and Craig Huey. Which would ban a woman's right to choose in every case?" the announcer asks. "Both Palin and Huey. Which supports a radical plan to end Medicare, but wants to give tax breaks to the wealthy? Both Palin and Huey again.
"But which one called Planned Parenthood a 'murder mill'? Only Craig Huey.
"We don't need Craig Huey's extremist, right-wing agenda. Janice Hahn will fight for our agenda -- common-sense solutions, create green jobs, and cut Washington spending while protecting Medicare."
The election will be held on July 12. The district in its current form is strongly Democratic, and has only been getting more so over the past decade: It voted 64%-36% for Barack Obama in 2008, 59%-40% for John Kerry in 2004, and 55%-37% for Al Gore in 2000.