A new “Super PAC” devoted to winning back the House for Democrats has launched a TV ad against freshman Rep. Chip Cravaack.
The ad is the latest to go on the air in the Eighth District — both for and against the Minnesota Republican — in the early going of what’s likely to be a flood of outside money into the Eighth District for the 2012 race.
House Majority PAC has already run a radio ad against Cravaack, and there are plentyofothers spending money in the Eighth, too.
The Democratic group plans to run the ad on cable TV for a week starting Friday.
The ad attacks Cravaack on Medicare and oil subsidies, as well as for leasing a car with his congressional office budget. Cravaack spent $1,700 in the first quarter leasing a 2011 Chevy Equinox, which is permissible by House rules.
Cravaack’s spokesman said the car is necessary because Cravaack and his staff have to get around a large district, and leasing a car is cheaper than reimbursing for mileage.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is releasing ads attacking Republican Reps. Jason Lewis and Erik Paulsen for their votes to repeal Obamacare, as part of their first digital ad campaign of the cycle.