A Republican-leaning business group called Americans for Job Security launched a new television ad against McCandless Democrat Jason Altmire today, repeating two regular themes from the GOP -- criticism of the stimulus package and of Nancy Pelosi.
According to FactCheck, the Alexandria, Va., group spent $6.3 million through last month on political activity, and it said in a news release today that it will pour $400,000 into advertising against the sophomore Democrat. The group said the folks in the ad below are "local leaders," and so we've asked if they can identify them for us.
Here's more from FactCheck on the group's political leanings:
Americans for Job Security has been active since 1997. It describes itself as a "pro-business issue advocacy organization." It also says it is independent and bipartisan, but it leans Republican. Its president is Stephen DeMaura, who was executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party in 2007 and early 2008.
. . . During 2010 it backed Republican Scott Brown, who won a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. Later it was active in the Arkansas Democratic primary, attacking union-backed candidate Bill Halter, who was running for the Senate nomination against incumbent Blanche Lincoln. Halter lost. AJS also dove into a number of Republican primaries in 2010. In the Michigan race for the Republican nomination for governor, it attacked Rep. Pete Hoekstra, who was later defeated. In the Republican Senate primary in Colorado, it attacked Jane Norton, who lost the nomination to Ken Buck, the tea party favorite. In the Republican gubernatorial primary in South Carolina, it attacked Rep. J. Gresham Barrett, who also lost.
Here's the ad, and we'll put the transcript below the jump.
Jason Altmire is raising millions to tell you he's independent.
But he supports Nancy Pelosi's agenda almost 90% of the time.
Altmire voted for the $787 Billion Stimulus and in favor of raising our national debt limit.
But since Altmire's vote, Pennsylvania has lost even more jobs.
And Altmire votes to keep Nancy Pelosi as speaker.
That's not independent, that's out of touch.
It's time to vote Altmire out.
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