Ad attacks Cravaack on debt ceiling debate

A political ad running in Duluth goes after U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack and the Republican role in the battle over the debt ceiling.

It says that if the federal debt ceiling debate isn’t resolved, voters should “thank” Cravaack if their government checks don’t arrive in the mail.

The ad says Social Security checks, veterans’ benefits and military pay are all at risk if the nation defaults.

The same ad is being aired in other congressional districts around the country, with different senators and members of Congress given thanks.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Solly Johnson on 07/31/2011 - 05:48 am.

    If the voters of the 8th district don’t remove Cravaack in the 2012 election, they will be stuck with him for several terms and only have themselves to blame.

  2. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 08/01/2011 - 02:19 pm.

    They should have waited to run the ad until after the vote is taken today/tonight.

    From what I’ve read, Cravaack is undecided and is getting pressure from both sides to vote their way.

    If he votes against this dam-able plan to continue shrinking the economy while attacking each element of the social safety net while refusing to raise revenue for infrastructure and other public spending and thus restart the economy while creating jobs — I, a liberal, will send him a great big Thank You Card. He will have earned it for opposing this bill.

    (Which doesn’t mean I’d vote to reelect him if I lived in the 8th District.)

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