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Republicans launch early TV ad against Congressman Mike McIntyre

Democratic Congressman Mike McIntyre already is facing fire from the Republican group that tried unsuccessfully to oust him in the 2012 election. The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Wednesday it is airing a new TV ad criticizing the 7th District lawmaker for his recent budget vote.

The move comes days after the NRCC-backed candidate from 2012, former state Sen. David Rouzer, said he would challenge McIntyre in 2014. The Democrat was the only to win a targeted congressional race in North Carolina last year. See the ad script below.

An announcer reads:

"Mike McIntyre has been in Washington for too long.  

"And we’re paying the price.

"Instead of voting to balance the budget. He voted to spend $1.8 trillion on Obamacare.

"McIntyre voted to keep ObamaCare's taxes -- and its cuts to Medicare.

"When we needed a balanced approach to grow the economy

"McIntyre let us down.

"Mike McIntyre. His votes hurt job growth and hurt us."

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