In Virginia, New Microsite to Hold Former Senator George Allen Accountable for Wasteful Spending
In First Wisconsin Ad in 2012 Cycle, Majority PAC Hones in on Thompson, Hovde’s Ties to Special Interests
Response to Rick Berg’s Shameful Ad Reminds Voters of Dangerous Washington Values
WASHINGTON D.C. [July 24, 2012] – Majority PAC today announced the launch of new advertising campaigns in Virginia, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. With the ads, Majority PAC and Patriot Majority USA are holding right-wing conservative Republican candidates accountable in Wisconsin, North Dakota, Missouri, Virginia, and Nevada – five states essential to maintaining the Democratic majority in the Senate.
The Virginia ad, “Big Spender,” is Majority PAC’s third ad in the state in the 2012 cycle. It is part of a new campaign launched today by Majority PAC and American Bridge 21st Century focused on George Allen’s reckless spending. In addition to the new television ad, the campaign features the microsite www.SeeGeorgeSpend.com.
“Virginia voters remember former Senator George Allen’s Washington record, and no amount of lies can undo the $121 billion in wasteful earmarks he supported during his years in Washington,” said Majority PAC strategist J.B. Poersch. “George Allen was fired from his job in Washington back in 2006, and no amount of lies will get him back there.”
The Wisconsin ad, entitled “Street Signs,” is Majority PAC’s first ad in the state in 2012. “Street Signs” targets Washington insiders Tommy Thompson and Eric Hovde, and highlights the millions of dollars they have made by lining their pockets off of bailout funds and subprime loans, and by influence peddling to insurance companies.
“Lobbyist Tommy Thompson and hedge fund banker Eric Hovde have both made millions as Washington insiders, so it’s no surprise that they’re desperate to get back to Washington,” said Majority PAC strategist J.B. Poersch. “Thompson and Hovde are each running to be the best senator money can buy, and their career choices make it clear to voters that they would sell out the people of Wisconsin from the halls of the Senate the first chance they get.”
The North Dakota ad, “Trusted,” is a response to Berg’s ad, “Francie,” and highlights Berg’s hypocrisy in using his mother to push a false message about his disastrous votes to essentially end Medicare.
“Rick Berg’s campaign has been one shameful dodge after another, and his latest ad is just the icing on the cake,” said Majority PAC strategist J.B. Poersch. “For one of the richest members of Congress to vote twice to hurt seniors by essentially ending Medicare is offensive enough to North Dakota’s seniors. But using his own mother to manipulate and mislead voters and hide from his own record is downright despicable.”
Majority PAC’s other ads are availalbe on YouTube here. For more information about Majority PAC and American Bridge 21st Century, visit our websites at http://www.Majority2012.com and http://www.AmericanBridgePAC.org.