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New Republican ad ties Walz to Obama

For the second time in a week, the National Republican Congressional Committee has started an advertising campaign against 1st District Democrat Rep. Tim Walz.

Last week, the NRCC released a robo-call hitting Walz and Democrats over the debt limit. Tomorrow, it’ll begin a three-week, $10,000 television ad buy knocking Walz for his support of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

“There’s a cloud over our economy,” a narrator says over images of a rain storm. “Tim Walz’s government takeover of health care. Fear and uncertainty prevent new hiring. Steep fines and new taxes on families and businesses. Half a trillion dollars — money they can’t use to create jobs. Experts say Obama-Walz will push employers to drop workers’ health insurance. With Walz and Obama…the storm will only get worse.”

The Walz campaign did not immediately return a request for comment on the ad. Update: Here’s a statement from the Walz campaign: “Tim Walz remains focused on creating jobs and getting our economy back on track. Unfortunately, Washington Republicans are only focused on the tired partisan attacks that Minnesotans are tired of.”

Walz, a third-term Democrat, represents a district that leans slightly toward Republicans. The latest moves by the NRCC indicate Republicans possibly see Walz as vulnerable in 2012.




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