A few Democrats might be vulnerable to attack ads based on their recent budget votes. But just about every Republican is stuck — even one who isn’t in Congress.
“Jane Corwin said she would vote for the 2012 Republican budget that would essentially end Medicare. Seniors would have to pay $6,400 more for the same coverage,” the below ad says. “But the plan Jane Corwin supports would cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans.”
Corwin is running against Kathy Hochul in the NY-26 special election to fill the seat vacated by former congressman and Craigslist philanderer Chris Lee. It’s the first GOP budget ad paid for by a Democrat this cycle. The election’s less than a month away, and will now be a barometer for the effectiveness of this line of attack
Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight, and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.