Gauging by the attack ads flowing from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party’s House contenders are running against Exxon, Pfizer and Bush. The ads tie Republican House candidates to unpopular industries and an unpopular President. Some of these ads are exaggerations.
The DCCC’s evidence that Florida Republican Clay Shaw took part in a “drug deal” when he voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan is flimsy at best.
Democrat Chris Murphy’s ad falsely implies that incumbent Republican Rep. Nancy Johnson failed to respond to a local resident’s pleas for help with her son’s medical problems.
An ad sponsored by Republican Sen. George Allen’s campaign features an undocumented accusation against Democratic challenger Jim Webb.
Former President Bill Clinton took on critics who have questioned why he didn’t do more during his time in the White House to eliminate Osama bin Laden.
Conservative group’s automated calls tar House candidate with voting to let unsavory material be sold to kids.
Santorum ad misleadingly portrays Casey’s “campaign team” as a posse of lawbreakers and suspects, though none actually work for Casey.
MoveOn.org attacks 3 Republicans for voting for military spending bills, but endorses Democrats who voted the same way.
Bush supporters falsely quote Lincoln as advocating arresting, exiling or hanging members of Congress who damage military morale in wartime.
Another video on homeland security twists Democrats’ words and exaggerates “the Republican record.”