Washington (CNN) – A independent Republican group planning to spend $20 million during the 2010 election cycle will bombard Blue Dog Democrats with three days of radio ads beginning Wednesday.
The National Republican Trust PAC, which spent $7 million during the 2008 presidential race and was the third largest independent expenditure campaign that year, will air 50 radio ads on Washington talk radio station WMAL over the next three days urging moderate and conservative Democrats not to side with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the midterms approach.
The ads were timed to coincide with President Obama's televised health care summit with congressional leaders on Thursday.
"Hey, Blue Dog Democrat," a female narrator says in the ad. "You've been fibbing to the people who voted you into office, telling them you represent their interests while you consistently vote for Nancy Pelosi's far left San Francisco agenda of reckless spending, big government control and catastrophic deficits."
Scott Wheeler, the NRT PAC's executive director, told CNN that conservative Democrats are out of touch with the mood of the country and should be held accountable in November if they voted in favor of health care reform or cap-and-trade legislation. Wheeler said certain lawmakers will be targeted with ads in their specific districts as Election Day approaches.
"The whole idea is to point out that these people claim they are an independent voice even when they aren't," Wheeler said. "They cling to that Blue Dog label that show how independent they are."
UPDATE: Kristen Hawn, a spokeswoman for the Blue Dog coalition, called the PAC "just another Washington-based special interest playing politics as usual."
"For 15 years the Blue Dogs have consistently worked on both sides of the aisle to advance commonsense policies on behalf of their constituents and the country," Hawn told CNN in an e-mail. "In fact, they have consistently worked to reduce the deficit under both Republican and Democratic administrations. This is nothing more than a false attack meant for political gain.”
Read the full script of the ad after the jump:
Hey, Blue Dog Democrat Radio Ad Script:
Hey, Blue Dog Democrat ... You've been fibbing to the people who voted you into office, telling them you represent their interests while you consistently vote for Nancy Pelosi's far left San Francisco agenda of reckless spending, big government control and catastrophic deficits.
Check your score, Blue Dog, at "Pelosi Index dot com". You'll want to know, because soon, all your voters will.
This ad paid for by National Republican Trust PAC, GOP Trust PAC dot com. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.