Washington (CNN) – The Democratic National Committee and its Republican counterpart released dueling web videos on Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of the passage of the stimulus bill.
Both videos focus on the massive spending measure - but present wildly different views on its impact.
The DNC video, entitled "GOP: Recovery Act Hypocrites," blasts Republicans who sought stimulus funds in their districts after voting against the bill. The video specifically targets the GOP House leadership, including Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia.
"Almost every single Republican in Congress voted no on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but despite that opposition nearly 90 Republicans sought recovery funds for their own district or bragged about the recovery funds they brought home," the ad's narrator says. "Republicans don't want to acknowledge that the Recovery Act has created jobs, many of them in their own districts."
(Read a statement from Sen. McConnell and the DNC after the jump)
The DNC video also targets Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia
Meanwhile, the RNC video focuses almost primarily on President Obama, taking him to task for "big spending and broken promises."
"A year ago Barack Obama promised jobs ... but his plan has failed to deliver," a narrator says in the RNC video.
"Democrats might be breaking out the champagne to celebrate the stimulus's one-year anniversary, but Americans are still losing their jobs, while being saddled with debt to pay for Obama's binge spending and broken promises," the video says.
UPDATE: A spokesman for Sen. Mitch McConnell disputed the DNC's claim in the video that McConnell had praised a stimulus-funded project in his home state.
At issue is the Bluegrass Army Depot, a massive clean-up project that will take years to complete. The site did receive some stimulus funding, but McConnell's office contends he was quoted out of context and has only praised the larger project. "Even the most basic homework could inform the DNC research team that Senator McConnell has worked tirelessly on the Bluegrass Army Depot since his first days in office twenty-five years ago and he'll work tirelessly on it long after they're gone," McConnell spokesman John Ashbrook said in an e-mail to CNN.
The DNC stood by the video in a statement to CNN and added, "If Senator McConnell is sincere in saying that his praise was meant for a separate earmark and not recovery dollars, we look forward to the event he has at the Bluegrass Army Depot where he condemns the nearly $6 million in Recovery Act investments that are creating jobs there. We'll send a camera."