American Crossroads, the pro-Republican super PAC, has a new ad Tuesday running in Iowa that targets Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley. The ad focuses on Braley's absence from 75 percent of the House of Representatives' veterans' affairs committee hearings. On the day of one 2012 hearing investigating claims of long wait times at VA hospitals, Braley attended three separate fundraising events.
Watch the ad below:
Earlier in 2012, Braley skipped a House hearing with then-VA secretary Eric Shinseki, though he did attend a union-hosted fundraiser on Capitol Hill the same day.
Conservative super PAC American Crossroads has a new ad running in Arkansas calling Democratic senator Mark Pryor a "rubber stamp" for Barack Obama.
"Mark Pryor has voted with Barack Obama at least 90 percent of the time," says the voiceover in the 30-second spot. "For the failed stimulus, for higher taxes, more spending, trillions more in debt, and more job-killing regulations. And Pryor cast the deciding vote for Obamacare."
Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood says "when someone doesn't get the job done, you gotta hold them accountable" in a new ad from conservative super PAC American Crossroads. Eastwood famously endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this year at the Republican National Convention with an unconventional address. Watch the more serious 30-second spot below:
Incumbent Republican senator Dean Heller is up on Nevada television with his first advertisement of the cycle. The 30-second ad focuses on Heller's "no budget, no pay" bill, which would withhold the salaries of House and Senate members if Congress fails to pass a budget. Watch the ad below:
American Crossroads has a new ad riffing off the John McCain campaign's popular "Celebrity" ad from the 2008 election. The Crossroads spot juxtaposes President Obama's celebrity status--singing Al Green, calling Kanye West a "jacka--," and appearing on Jimmy Fallon's late-night talk show--with some sobering economic statistics of the last three years. Watch the video below:
As you might have noticed, new DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been saying some pretty outrageous things about Republicans. GOP super PAC American Crossroads decided to poke a little fun at her in the video below. Aside from the ribbing here, this is also smart politics. The more Wasserman Schultz is identified solely for her hyperbolic comments, the more it's going to take the sting out of everything she says as a Democratic leader:
Crossroads GPS, the policy arm of the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads PAC that was instrumental in the 2010 election, has just started running a national ad attacking the link between public sector unions and Democrats. You can bet this is just an opening salvo in what will be a significant debate during next year's election: