New York Rep. Tim Bishop (D) touted his vote against the House Republicans' "sham budget" and asked supporters for contributions to fend off the "right-wing attack machine."
Crossroads GPS, the group conceived of by GOP strategists Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, recently bought airtime in a number of vulnerable Democratic districts, including New York's 1st.
That's where the group made its largest expenditure — more than $63,000 — possibly because Bishop barely squeaked out a reelection victory in November, beating Repubcian Randy Altschuler by fewer than 1,000 votes.
"Crossroads GPS, the Karl Rove-led group funded by anonymous right-wing special interests, is back and running attack ads targeting my vote against the House Republicans' budget and saying that I voted against 'making America great again,' " Bishop said in an e-mail to supporters Friday.
"Contribute to my Emergency Rapid Response Fund before Saturday at midnight so I can set the record straight about my efforts to fight for Long Island families."
--Updated at 5:16 p.m.