WASHINGTON, D.C. - A national antiwar group will target Sen. Norm Coleman in radio ads that start airing today in Duluth. The group, Americans United for Change, are challenging Coleman on the cost of the Iraq war and the economy.
The "Two Peas in a Pod" ad links Coleman to President Bush's economic agenda and support for the war. The ad is part of a larger national campaign targeting Congress members who, the group argues, have "enabled the Bush legacy on the two issues which most define his failed presidency: the war in Iraq and the economy."
Last summer, Coleman and fellow Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota were targeted by Americans United for Change last summer for supporting Bush and his stand on the war.
The new ads are expected to run on radio news talk stations for about two weeks and cost about $10,000.