First RGA 2014 Ad Links Incumbent to Obama, Pelosi
The messaging of the first Republican Governors Association (RGA) ad of the 2014 cycle targeting Dem Gov. Mike Ross in Arkansas obviously serves as a template of what’s to come in a handful of races involving Dem candidates who are current or former members of Congress. And it’s a salient message.
The ad ties Ross to President Obama and Nancy Pelosi for his vote on the stimulus bill, and Democrats including Mike Michaud in Maine, Mark Schauer in Michigan and Allyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania will likely take similar incoming.
Schauer in Michigan, who has opted for public funding of his campaign, will find this line of attack from the GOP side especially troubling as he struggles with well-funded Rick Snyder — already on the air touting his accomplishments.
As National Journal points out, “In these races, the GOP will work to remind voters that Congress is far more unpopular than even some of the party’s weakest gubernatorial candidates.”