AUFC’s new radio ads recognizing Reps. Hodes and Shea-Porter are now posted on our website here:
Nation: Americans United Airs Ads on Stimulus Votes
Americans United for Change, the liberal 501c4 group that works both the domestic and foreign policy sides of the political street, has begun airing radio ads in the districts of eight potentially vulnerable House Democratic freshmen, praising them for voting for the economic stimulus package last month.
“President Bush has told us the economy is strong,” the ad begins. “CEOs onWall Street are doing just fine. But if he’d asked the people on Main Street they’d tell him something very different.”
The ads are being aired in the districts of Reps. Michael Arcuri (N.Y.), Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz.), Steve Kagen (Wis.), Carol Shea-Porter (N.H.), Nancy Boyda(Kan.), Paul Hodes (N.H.), Tim Mahoney (Fla.) and Tim Walz (Minn.). They are scheduled to run for about 10 days.
Americans United also is placing robocalls with similar scripts into the districts of seven other potentially vulnerable freshman Democrats: Reps. Joe Courtney(Conn.), Christopher Murphy (Conn.), Jason Altmire (Pa.), Ron Klein (Fla.), Harry Mitchell (Ariz.), Jerry McNerney (Calif.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.). Brad Woodhouse, the group’s president, said the calls and ads will cost “in the low six figures.”
“These ads are a recognition that it took these Members and a new majority in Congress to begin to end the era of tax breaks for the wealthy and to hell with everyone else and to finally get tax relief where it will do the most good to stimulate the economy — into the hands of families, seniors and veterans,” Woodhouse said.