DCCC ad targets Benishek on Medicare
It’s the group’s first ad focused on the issue.
The ad, airing in Benishek’s northern Michigan district, repeatedly plays footage of the Republican saying “privatizing Social Security and Medicare is the only way to do it.”
Democrats have signaled that they will target vulnerable Republicans for their views on Medicare, the government program that ensures health insurance for citizens older than age 65 and younger people with disabilities.
Benishek is one of the DCCC’s top targets in 2012. The DCCC’s independent expenditure arm is spending more than $73,000 on this ad through Labor Day and has reserved $515,000 in ad time in his district through election day.