Pennsylvania: New DCCC Ad Links Barletta to the President
Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D) has a friend in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The DCCCs independent expenditure arm has made its first advertisement buy of the general election season against his opponent, Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta (R).
The ad targets Barletta, who earned national recognition for enacting strict anti-illegal-immigration ordinances in his town.
George Bush has a friend in Pennsylvania Lou Barletta, an announcer says in the ad. Barletta supported Bushs failed economic policies, Bushs tax cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent. Barletta [even] helped lead Bushs campaign in Pennsylvania. And both have supported privatizing Social Security, putting our retirement at risk. Lou Barletta. He may be George Bushs friend. But hes no friend of the middle class.
A poll released by Barlettas campaign last month showed the Republican leading Kanjorski, 47 percent to 42 percent, with a margin of error of 4.9 points.
National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Ken Spain said the ad is proof that Washington Democrats are worried about Kanjorski.
Representing everything that is wrong with Washington tends to make a politician vulnerable, Spain said.