Democrats are racing to protect their hold on New York’s 9th district, where the special election Tuesday will decide the successor to the disgraced Anthony Weiner. Yesterday, the DCCC announced a major TV ad buy. Today it’s their Super PAC sibling, House Majority PAC.
Not surprisingly, the concerted national Democratic effort isn’t aimed at boosting Democrat David Weprin but at going after Republican Bob Turner.
The House Majority PAC’s new TV ad, which highlights Turner’s opposition to closing corporate tax loopholes, features a Tea Party activist kicking it old school. Very old school. Take a look.
Benjy Sarlin is a reporter for Talking Points Memo and co-writes the campaign blog, TPM2012. He previously reported for The Daily Beast/Newsweek as their Washington Correspondent and covered local politics for the New York Sun.