(CNN) – Budget barbs are continuing to fly in congressional districts over the federal budget.
The National Republican Congressional Committee said Wednesday they were spending $40,000 to air television and web ads against Democrats for voting against the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican House Budget chairman. The measure passed the GOP-controlled House in March, but was given no chance of passing the Democrat-led Senate.
The ads characterize the Democrats as voting against a balanced budget, and instead approving measures like increased spending on President Barack Obama's health care plan and a tax on the coal industry.
"These House Democrats are going to have a hard time explaining why they voted to keep Obamacare's devastating Medicare cuts in place and taxpayer-funded first class air travel over balancing our nation's budget," NRCC Spokesman Daniel Scarpinato said. "Their approach to solving our nation's fiscal woes is completely out of synch with what hard-working families deserve and expect."
The members targeted in the spots are Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Collin Peterson of Minnesota, Ron Barber of Arizona, Jim Matheson of Utah, Bill Owens of New York, and Patrick Murphy of Florida.