Congressional Democrats target four California Republicans
Underscoring California’s importance in the fight to control the House of Representatives, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Monday launched an online ad attacking Republican incumbents in four battleground districts.
The ad, titled “The Millionaires,” targets Reps. Dan Lungren of Gold River, Jeff Denham of Atwater, Mary Bono Mack of Palm Springs and Brian Bilbray of Carlsbad. It takes them to task for their anticipated vote to keep the Bush administration tax cuts in place for everyone, including the rich.
Democrats want to exclude the wealthiest Americans from the tax breaks, which are about to expire unless Congress reauthorizes them.
The release of the online ad comes less than a week after the National Republican Congressional Committee began a “mobile billboard” campaign attacking the Obama administration healthcare legislation in four targeted districts with open seats. The same day, the NRCC also announced it had reserved $4.7 million in television advertising in San Diego and Sacramento counties, two battleground areas in the fall election.
Democrats need a net gain of 25 seats across the nation to win back a House majority. Both major parties are targeting about a dozen seats in this state.
-- Jean Merl
Photo: The U.S. Capitol at night. Credit: The Lighting Practice