Huffington Post: Progressives Launch Debt Ceiling Ads Holding GOP Accountable

Huffington Post - July 29, 2011

With the nation less than a week away from the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling, a group of progressive and labor organizations have launched a new ad campaign targeting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and six other Republican House members, pressuring them to strike a deal to prevent the country from defaulting on its obligations.

The six-figure ad buy will be airing Friday through Monday in the districts of Republican Reps. Lou Barletta (Pa.), Ann Marie Buerkle (N.Y.), Eric Cantor (Va.), Chip Cravaack (Minn.), Dean Heller (Nev.), Steve King (Iowa), Denny Rehberg (Mont.) and Bobby Schilling (Ill.).

The groups sponsoring the campaign are Americans United for Change; Service Employees International Union; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; and the National Education Association.

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