(Both? – promoted by SFBrianCL)
Republican John Doolittle is the last of big member of Jack Abramoff’s congressman who hasn’t gone down. Duke Cunningham, Tom DeLay, Bob Ney — they are all out the door and Doolittle is next.
Today’s Sacramento Bee reports:
Democrat Charles Brown on Thursday launched radio advertisements attacking Rep. John Doolittle and promoting his own military background in the opening shot of his effort to unseat the eight-term Roseville Republican.
The two spots are the first in the 4th Congressional District general election battle, the most strenuous Doolittle has faced in more than a decade. […]
The second ad is a parody of the “tastes great, less filling” beer commercials from several years ago and features bar patrons challenging each other over whether Doolittle is “corrupt or ineffective.”
The corruption cited in the ad refers to campaign contributions Doolittle has received from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The ineffectiveness makes fun of the congressman’s name, “Do Little,” and his advice to a group recently that it should hire a lobbyist to help get the attention of Congress.
The ad invites listeners to cast their vote for “corrupt or ineffective” at a Web site the Brown campaign has established at www.corruptorineffective.com.
The Doolittle people are hoping that they’ll be able to buy the election, hoping that voters won’t find out about Doolittle’s record:
Richard Robinson, Doolittle’s campaign spokesman, said the ads pose no threat to the congressman.
“We’re not concerned,” Robinson said. “They don’t have the money to run them in any fashion.”
The Brown Campaign blog has issued a challenge to raise $30K by August 25th to keep the ads running and notes, “a gift of $500-$1000 buys a :60 AM Drive Time slot on our most popular local radio stations, and a gift of $250-$500 buys a PM Drive Time slot.” If you are interested in helping buy some air support for Brown, you can help out here.