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NRCC targets Dems in ad campaign

From NBC's Mark Murray
On the very day that President Obama was touting his economic stimulus, the National Republican Congressional Committee announced a new ad campaign targeting congressional Democrats who voted for the stimulus and other new spending.

Tellingly, this ad campaign -- in the form of television ads, radio ads, and robo calls -- links these Democrats with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, not President Obama.

Here's an example: A TV ad hitting Ohio Rep. Zack Space (D).


"We will continue to hold these Democrats accountable for rubber-stamping Nancy Pelosi's agenda that will burden middle-class families and inflict further damage on an already fragile economy for years to come," NRCC communications director Ken Spain said in a statement.

Spain tells First Read the ad campaign is a "significant" buy.

In addition to Space, the NRCC is targeting 42 House Democrats, including Reps. Jason Altmire (PA-4), Michael Arcuri (NY-24), Chris Carney (PA-10), Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD), Larry Kissell (NC-8), and Ron Klein (FL-22).