ith midterm elections less than six weeks away, nervous Democrats are rolling out unusually ferocious attack ads unusually early in the campaign season, according to The New York Times. While Republicans have generally been trying to tie their opponents to health care, the stimulus package, and Nancy Pelosi, some Democrats, "struggl[ing] to break through with economic messages," are releasing hard-hitting ads that attempt to turn the focus on their opponents' business and personal histories. For example, Arizona Rep. Harry Mitchell has labelled challenger David Schweikert as a "foreclosure profiteer"; Ohio representative John Boccieri is describing rival Jim Renacci a "used-car millionaire" (fellow Ohio Rep. Betty Sutton takes a remarkably similar tack in her race); and Rep. Mike Arcuri (D-NY) calls out his challenger, a construction industry magnate, for bilking taxpayers. Watch the candidates' ads below:
Rep. Harold Mitchell (D-AZ), "Speculator":
Rep. John Boccieri (D-OH), "Buyer beware":
Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH), "Used car millionaire":
Rep. Mike Arcuri (D-NY), "Talks":
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