Democrats hit Minnesotans on budget votes

Minnpost - April 2, 2012

Democratic-aligned campaign committees have targeted two Minnesota Republicans over their votes in favor of  a Republican budget plan.

Americans United for Change and the government workers union AFSCME released a television ad Monday hitting freshman Rep. Chip Cravaack and three other congressmen for their votes on the Paul Ryan budget plan, which has drawn Democratic opposition for its proposed changes to Medicare. The ad will run on Duluth television until Wednesday.

It’s a reasonably small ad buy — only $50,000 spread over four congressional districts (compared to the $40,000 buy national Republicans took out last week to target Rep. Collin Peterson alone), but it’s indicative of the way Democrats will target vulnerable Republicans for their votes on the budget.

The Cravaack campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.

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