Liberal group targets Republicans in new TV ads on shutdown

Posted by Anita Kumar on October 9, 2013 

As the federal government shutdown enters its ninth day, a liberal advocacy group is launching a six-figure ad buy against House Republicans from swing districts.

In an effort to press House Speaker John Boehner to bring a clean sending bill to the floor, Americans United for Change has begun airing TV ads in 10 districts aross the nation.

“Make no mistake: refusing to support clean legislation to keep the government open at the 11th hour was the act of extortionist Tea Party Republicans plain and simple," said Brad Woodhouse, the group's president. "Some Republicans even openly cheered it on."

The ads target: Tim Walberg of Michigan, Tom Latham of Iowa, Richard Hanna of New York, Dan Benishek of Michigan, Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania, Jeff Denham of California, Sean Duffy of Wisconsin, Bill Johnson of Ohio, Andy Barr of Kentucky and Rodney Davis of Illinois.

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