The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched this new TV ad going after freshman Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) for his vote on the climate bill — and attacking President’s Obama’s statement during the 2008 campaign that electricity rates would “skyrocket” under a cap-and-trade system.
This is the first attack ad from the Republican Party during this cycle that uses President Obama in a negative manner:
“That’s right — ‘skyrocket,'” the announcer says. “It’ll destroy jobs and cost middle-class families $1,800 a year, every time you turn on a switch. On Tom Perriello’s voting with Obama and with Nancy Pelosi over and over.”
The following other Democratic members of Congress are on the target list for radio ads, phone calls and Web ads: Rick Boucher (VA); Vic Snyder (AR); Ike Skelton (MO); Baron Hill (IN); Harry Teague (NM); Bruce Braey (IA); Bart Gordon (TN); Betsy Markey (CO); John Boccieri (OH); Zack Space (OH); Alan Grayson (FL); Debbie Halvorson (IL); and Mary Jo Kilroy (OH).
Late Update: DCCC spokesman Ryan Rudominer gives us this response: “Instead of offering solutions, the Republican Party of No is trying to block progress on creating clean energy jobs, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and getting America running on clean energy. It’s no wonder the American people don’t trust Republicans when all they offer are false attacks on President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Congressional Democrats.”
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