Ad Hits GOPers For Vote On War Funding Bill

(CBS/96Rock)
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Friday that it will launch a series of 60-second radio advertisements spotlighting what it sees as the hypocrisy of House Republicans who voted against the war funding bill.

The Independence Day Ad Campaign will begin July 1 and run for a week. The advertisements will target specific Congressmen who previously voted for more funding for troops under the Bush administration, but who voted against an additional $100 billion for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan under President Obama.

In a statement, DCCC Executive Director Jon Vogel said, "Republicans never hesitated to criticize those who voted against the previous supplemental bills that included funding for the troops, but now that they are trying to score political points, Republicans' votes have conveniently changed. The last thing our troops deserve is Republicans' obstruction and hypocrisy."

The congressmen targeted in the ads are believed to be particularly vulnerable, Politico reports.

Here's the script of the spot targeting Representative Lee Terry:
"Around here, we recognize Independence Day with parades … and picnics … maybe a few fireworks. But July Fourth is about more than that. It's about remembering those who fought for our freedoms. And those still fighting today. Congressman Lee Terry used to understand that.

When George Bush asked, Congressman Terry voted to fully fund our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, last year he said, quote, 'We must give our military every resource it needs.' Last month Congressman Terry voted AGAINST funding for those same troops. It's true: vote number 348 – you can look it up. It's a shame. Call Lee Terry. Ask him why he voted against our troops. Ask him … what changed."

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