The National Republican Congressional Committee has released a new TV ad tying Rep. Larry Kissell to Barack Obama and North Carolina's high unemployment.
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UPDATED: Democrat Larry Kissell is the target of another attack advertisement from a national Republican group. The National Republican Congressional Committee uses the endangered congressman's voting record to try to score points, hitting him for the "failed stimulus," tax hikes and outsourcing. Kicker: "More jobs for China, fewer jobs for us."
The National Republican Congressional Committee is airing a new TV ad against Rep. Mike McIntyre, who is running for reelection in North Carolina's Seventh District.
The ad accuses McIntyre, who opposes Republican David Rouzer, of "spending billions of taxpayer dollars to create jobs in foreign countries like China."
NRCC spokeswoman Andrea Bozek in a release tried to tie McIntyre to President Barack Obama by pointing to his voting record.
The Republicans have been trying to give 8th district Democratic Congressman Larry Kissell a hard time for not showing up the nearby Democratic National Convention.
First they sent out a map showing that his district was 10 miles from the Time Warner Cable Center.
On Wednesday morning, the National Republican Congressional Committee will send a car to Kissell's campaign headquarters in Concord to take him to the convention 20 miles away.
House Republicans have reserved more than $2 million in post-Labor Day television time to try to take out Democratic Congressmen Mike McIntyre and Larry Kissell, according to Roll Call.
The National Republican Congressional Committee's independent expenditure arm has reserved $564,000 in the Raleigh market and $293,000 in the Wilmington market to help defeat McIntyre and help elect Republican state Sen. David Rouzer.
The NRCC has also reserved $1.21 million in the Charlotte market against Kissell. His Republican opponent will be decided in a runoff to held July 17th.
Nationally, the House Republicans have reserved $18.2 million in TV air time, according to Roll Call.
UPDATED: Republicans at the national level are looking to make hay with the recent scandal -- state Rep. Bill Faison's word from last night's debate -- at the N.C. Democratic Party.
The National Republican Congressional Committee issued email missives Tuesday asking two targeted Democratic congressmen to take a stance on allegations of sexual harassment and a financial settlement with a former staffer that led to the resignation of Executive Director Jay Parmley.
The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee began sending recorded telephone messages Wednesday into the districts of four North Carolina Democratic congressmen, criticizing them for their votes on the payroll tax cut.
The robo calls went into the districts of four Democrats targeted for defeat next year, Brad Miller of Raleigh, Mike McIntyre of Lumberton, Larry Kissell of Troy, and Heath Shuler of Bryson City.
“If you're as fed up with Congress as everyone else is, wait til you hear what your Congressman Mike McIntyre did,” said one recording. “Not only did McIntyrle vote last week to pave the way for a tax increase for you and every other American middle class family, but he is now stubbornly standing by his position that could raise your taxes by over thousand dollars starting January 1.”
Andrew Whalen, spokesman for the Blue Dog Democrat PAC, noted that the four Democrats are being attacked for voting the same way as the Senate Republicans.
“The National Republican Congressional Committee will begin bombarding homes with robo-calls, just days before Christmas and on the second day of Hanukkah, peddling their dishonest spin about why millions of America's working families are facing a tax increase beginning January 1st,” Whalen wrote in a memo reporters.
“Blue Dogs stand with the overwhelming bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate ready to protect working families from a tax increase. House Republicans, their Tea Party freshmen, and commitment to ideology rather than American families are to blame for this looming tax increase.”
Whalen said the calls are also going into districts of Reps. Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania, Ben Chandler of Kentucky, Jim Costa of California and Collin Peterson of Minnesota.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Monday began running robo calls in the district of Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers of Dunn.
A new television advertising campaign in North Carolina indicates that Republicans see an opportunity to use President Barack Obama's stimulus program against Democratic supporters.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is running a 30-second spot that criticizes Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre's voter in favor of the federal stimulus package -- and questions how he would vote on Obama's latest jobs plan.
The ads -- featuring a burning match -- are running in Wilmington and the Raleigh area because the new 7th Congressional District stretches into Johnston County. The Wilmington Star-News reported that the two week buy cost about $20,000 and follows a series of robocalls attacking McIntryre on spending and Medicare.
The script: "You know the old saying….fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Will Mike McIntyre fool you again? Last time President Obama pushed a wasteful stimulus plan, Mike McIntyre went along with it – and we got burned. The economy got worse. Now President Obama is pushing more wasteful stimulus spending. What will Mike McIntyre do? Tell Mike McIntyre: don’t burn us again."
Democratic Congressman Brad Miller is the target of a new round of robo calls today, criticizing him for opposing a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget.
The recorded telephone messages going into Miller's 13th district are being paid for the National Republican Congressional Committee, which has winning the seat a high priority in next year's election.
The Republican legislature last month re-aligned the district to make it much more GOP-leaning, attracting a growing Republican field of candidates. The legislature moved Miller's home into the 4th district, and he has may consider running in the 4th district, if the new district maps survive a court challenge.
The announcer in the robo calls says in part: “Brad Miller continued to oppose a Balanced Budget Amendment that would force Washington to live within its means. Brad Miller and his fellow Democrats' addiction to big government spending has led to a downgrade of America's credit rating and a dramatic loss in the global markets that could force you to pay more for everyday expenses,”
“While Brad Miller keeps standing in the way of real fiscal reform, middle-class families in North Carolina could now see a loss in retirement savings while mortgage rates, car payments and student loans could become even more expensive.”
Democratic Congressman Mike McIntyre may have voted against "Obamacare," but that is not preventing Republicans from going after him on the subject.
The GOP will begin making automated calls in McIntyre's 7th district Tuesday, criticizing him for trying to tear down Medicare as part of the Democratic health care plan passed last year by Congress with the backing of President Barack Obama.
“I'm calling from the National Republican Congressional Committee about your Congressman Mike McIntyre's plan for Medicare,” says the recording.
“McIntyre and President Obama's plan threatens to deny treatment for seniors in Medicare by allowing bureaucrats to interfere with their doctors,” the announcer says. “Worse, McIntyre's budget plan lets Medicare go bankrupt – that'd mean big cuts to benefits.”
“Call Congressman McIntyre at 202-225-2731 and tell him to stop endangering Medicare,” the recording says.