Rep. Jim Renacci (R), running against Rep. Betty Sutton (D) in Ohio's 16th district, is accused of voting to support tax breaks for the oil industry while also owning hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of stock in oil companies in the super-PAC's ad there. It will run on a $400,000 ad buy for a week and a half in Cleveland, and comes just a few days after Republican super-PAC Congressional Leadership Fund launched its first ad targeting Sutton.
In Washington, women are the focus of an ad attacking "Tea Party politician" John Koster, which highlights the "radical" Tea Party agenda on issues like providing access to birth control, funding Planned Parenthood and repealing abortion rights. Democrat Suzan DelBene has attempted to make women's issues a focus in the campaign. It's running for two weeks in Seattle on a $380,000 ad buy.
In Illinois, House Majority PAC is launching a $110,000 ad buy that highlights Rep. Bobby Schilling's record during his first term in office, citing what it characterizes as his vote against tax cuts, to increase the debt and to "reward" companies that outsource jobs overseas. Schilling is the target of a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ad as well, which highlights essentially the same aspects of his record, arguing that he's turned "from one of us to one of them in record time."
But the National Republican Congressional Committee is backing Schilling with a new ad framing Democrat Cheri Bustos as an out-of-touch "millionaire City Councilwoman" who voted to waste money on a road "connecting her street to her local country club."