Who says Congress can’t get anything done? As a new TV spot in New Hampshire once again demonstrates, it excels at grinding out symbolic votes that become fodder for political attack ads.
Senate Majority PAC
In a double-barreled assault on Rep. Bill Cassidy, two Democratic groups are airing an identical TV ad that claims Cassidy “voted for a plan that would cut veterans benefits.” That’s not accurate.
Two new ads from Senate Majority PAC wrongly claim North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis “raised taxes on 80 percent of North Carolinians.” The claim is based on a misreading of an analysis of a 2013 Tillis-backed tax plan.
In the Alaska Senate race, a radio ad from GOP frontrunner Dan Sullivan complains of “outright lies” in a TV ad from a super PAC supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich. The pro-Begich ad complains about the Koch brothers supporting Sullivan’s campaign.
A TV ad says Rep. Tom Cotton was “paid handsomely working for insurance companies” and wants to transform Medicare in ways that would benefit the industry at the expense of seniors. But there’s no evidence Cotton did work for insurers.
In a classic case of misdirection, the Senate Majority PAC claims the “out-of-state billionaire Koch brothers” are spending millions to elect Republican Bill Cassidy so that he will “fight for them” on issues such as their “fight to let flood insurance premiums soar.”
A Democratic super PAC created to “protect and expand the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate.”