The National Republican Congressional Committee is running a cable TV ad targeting Democratic Rep. Brad Miller of North Carolina in his district, attacking him for his vote to raise the debt ceiling. The ad is part of an offensive launched today by the NRCC going after 11 House Democrats, including Miller, for voting to raise the debt ceiling.
The ad links raising the debt ceiling to fewer US jobs and a poor economy, a timely message given the disappointing jobs report that came out today showing unemployment having risen to 9.1 in May.
The NRCC is making robo-calls in other districts, but Miller is the only representative being targeted with a TV ad buy.
A Republican operative explained that “Miller’s district promises to get more Republican since he won’t be drawing his own district this time,” and that that is one of the reasons why the NRCC likely chose to target him more specifically.
See the ad here.