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Let Election 2010 Begin


Believe it or not, ads for the midterm elections are on the air already. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced radio ads this week that attack 28 House Republicans for voting against such how-could-they-possibly-oppose-them measures as “tax breaks … for American workers” and creating and saving “over 390,000 New York jobs.” But, as we pointed out today on our main site, these ads don’t tell the whole story.

Most of the radio spots refer to votes against the massive stimulus bill, which contained many other provisions besides those cited by the ads. While tax cuts were part of the legislation, for instance, there were far more spending increases. See the full story for the scoop on how the DCCC ads leave out a lot of important information voters would want to know.