WASHINGTON (CNN) – House Republicans are trying to pressure Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Wisconsin, to oppose his party's approach to health care reform in a new television commercial that begins airing this week in the Green Bay market.
The ad seeks to tie Kagen to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and uses footage of the Wisconsin Democrat responding to a question on health care posed by - and caught on camera by - a Republican campaign staffer.
This is the first ad on health care that the National Republican Congressional Committee has run this year. NRCC spokesman Ken Spain would not reveal much the GOP was spending on the commercial, but he did characterize it as a "significant buy" and noted it would run for one week.
Script after the jump:
"Congressman Steve Kagen, he voted with Nancy Pelosi on the wasteful stimulus; on the budget; on the national energy tax; and now what does Kagen say about the Pelosi health care plan? 'I am writing the health care bill what would you like in it?' Since you asked, how about no government run plan; no tax increases on small businesses; no cuts to Medicare. Call Steve Kagen, tell him to write a health care plan for us, not Nancy Pelosi."