New Hampshire: DCCC Makes Large Buy Against Bradley

Posted September 17, 2008 at 6:39pm

One week after GOP voters picked former Rep. Jeb Bradley (R) as the nominee to run for his old seat, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s independent expenditure arm dropped $497,300 into the race to help boost freshman Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D).

The vast majority of the money spent went toward media buys, including a 30-second ad that focuses on Bradley’s brief tenure in Congress.

“While in Congress, Jeb Bradley voted with George Bush up to 85 percent of the time,” an announcer says in the ad. “He voted to cut funding for veterans’ programs, voted for handouts for big drug companies and voted against cracking down on price gouging by oil companies. No wonder even some Republicans say Jeb Bradley is everything that’s wrong with Washington.”

Shea-Porter upset Bradley in 2006, winning the traditionally GOP district by about 5,000 votes. Bradley defeated former state Health and Human Services Commissioner John Stephen in the Sept. 9 primary.