The Democratic House Majority PAC is attacking Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) for, among other things, his appetite for sushi in a new ad campaign out today.
Republicans are not amused.
Here’s the ad, part of a new national campaign by the Democratic Super PAC to tie vulnerable Republicans to Wall Street as the Occupy movement spreads across the country (and the globe):
It’s safe to say the Duffy family is a bit more Hollywood than most in his Wisconsin district. Duffy is a former star of MTV’s Real World and his wife, Rachel Campos-Duffy, is a TV star herself. Democrats snickered when this video of Campos-Duffy explaining her family’s tradition of flying in sushi meat for Christmas was posted online, originally on the AOL ParentDish site.
And so, along with the Wall Street stuff, the Democratic allies at House Majority PAC are ribbing Duffy about the sushi stuff as well. Republicans say that’s just kind of silly.
“These are exactly the types of childish political attacks that take the focus off of the number one challenge facing Wisconsin middle-class families, and that’s creating jobs,” the NRCC’s Andrea Bozek told TPM. “That’s where Sean Duffy’s focus is, Sean is working with both sides of the aisle to remove Washington’s barriers to job growth in order to get our economy back on track.”
House Majority PAC’s Ryan Rudominer responds, and doubles-down on the sushi attacks:
What Sean Duffy needs is an actual dose of reality. Instead of whining about how he struggles on his $174,000 salary and bragging about his family’s preference of flying-in sushi from overseas, Duffy should spend a day living in the real world of his district.