Another ad attack against Cravaack
June 23rd, 2011
04:10 PM ET
11 years ago

Another ad attack against Cravaack

(CNN)-Democratic House Majority PAC will take a crack at GOP Minnesota Rep. Chip Cravaack Friday with the release of a new ad criticizing the congressman for endorsing a Republican House proposal to dramatically alter Medicare.

The independent expenditure group's main beef with Cravaack is his support of House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's proposal that would require changes to Medicare as a method of battling the budget deficit.

In the ad, quotes from reports that describe the budget as "a plan to essentially end Medicare" that would require seniors to "pay $6,400 more" each year and provide tax cuts of "$200,000" for "millionaires" appear against the backdrop of a man approaching a shiny SUV.

The spot also drills the freshman congressman for leasing "a brand new luxury SUV with taxpayer money."

Cravaack has been criticized for $1700 payments made toward his vehicle. According to the Minnesota Post, his office blames the expenditure on distance-Cravaack's 8th district covers a large area in Minnesota-and the unique terms of the lease agreement that had to be in accordance with House regulations.

House Majority PAC was established to help Democrats win back the majority in the chamber in 2012. Its latest ad effort will run from June 24-30 on cable television. And this isn't their first attack against Cravaack. The group previously sponsored a radio ad against the congressman in April that also focused on his vote for the Ryan budget plan.

Filed under: Budget • Medicare • Minnesota
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Republican Robber Baron

    Ed Schultz called the Republicans out better than anyone. Trickle-up economics...the top 1% keep getting insanely richer, while the middle class or whats left of it has seen virtually ZERO wage increases for the past 30 years.

    All you righties are endorsing an agenda that kills the middle class, public workers and wealth redistribution to the top 1%. Keep on voting for your out of touch elitist candidates that have so many cars/houses that they can't even keep track. Good luck with that.

    June 23, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  2. andrewstl

    she just realized it was not her hillbilly cousins sue and dan and cancelled the trip to shower prise on her whore of a daughter

    June 23, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  3. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    The country has a choice: It can do nothing about Medicare and let the system catastrophically fail by going broke, hurting millions of people in the process, or we can address the issue now, scaling Medicare back to something sustainable, and minimise the harm.

    The Dems are apparently in favour of ruinous, catastrophic, failure.

    June 23, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Does he know what he is doing? It doesn't sound like he cares. He is one of these people that feels "let them just fend for themselves." There is something to be said for helping out ones fellow Americans. The problem is that social welfare organizations can only go so far. That is one of the reasons why the government does something; care for the average citizen and moral obligation to protect and help those that can't!

    June 23, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. Realistic

    Yippeeeee another attack ad..can not wait til elections is over so we can get to our regular programing.

    June 23, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  6. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    As opposed to the plan that the Democrats have.... Do nothing, spend more and more, tax more and more, and watch Medicare, and the country, go bankrupt. Democrats have no interest in seniors, only in scaring and lying to them. Elder abuse I say.

    June 23, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  7. Phil in KC

    I certainly do not support Cravacck's stand on Medicare – quite the opposite. But that is not a luxury SUV in the photo. It's a Chevy Equinox – a small crossover that costs about the same as a mid-size sedan in the Camry class. To need to figure out a different way of selling that.

    June 23, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  8. vic , nashville ,tn

    Republicans decided to cut Medicare for seniors and give tax cut to rich

    Ignoring the fact that seniors live in a fixed income

    June 23, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  9. Bill

    Another GOP congress mna who will be out of job in 2012. And there will many more than the needed 24 that are shown the door. Looks like Mr. Boehner's tenure will a short one. Great stuff.

    June 23, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  10. bb

    I'll donate to the DNC if they do more of these ads. The GOP has no business nixing medicare in order to fund additional tax breaks for the rich. This is NOT true representation of the people, and more people should know about this.

    June 23, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. A Kickin' Donkey

    Anthing that reminds voters that these 435 people get a $3,300 check EACH WEEK from us is good. They are way overpaid for what they deliver.

    I wonder, if the Congressmen had the good sense to acquire an American made vehicle? I wonder if the gentleman had the good sense to acquire a hybrid model since his office claims it was the vast distances he has to travel that drove him to make this purchase.

    June 23, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  12. Monster Zero

    Yeah, damn those Republicans for trying to save a dying entitlement, I say let's stick with the Democrat plan and let it bankrupt out in ten years....and yes Republican Robber Barron, trickle up poverty works so much better. How about this, get Government out of the way and we can function as a free society as originally designed. Only people seeking something from our Government would worry about how much someone else makes, get out an do for yourself, get government out of the way!

    2012 Good bye Barry and don't let the door knob hit ya!

    June 23, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  13. Raffly

    take back our country, vote for democrat in 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 23, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |