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"Do Republicans care about how the sequester is affecting their constituents? Apparently not," reads text at the beginning of the ad.

It then includes news clips of Reps. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnSenate campaign fundraising reports roll in This week: Time running out for Congress to avoid shutdown House votes next week on abortion bill MORE (R-Tenn.), Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), Justin AmashJustin AmashOvernight Defense: House votes to renew surveillance program | More drones, troops headed to Afghanistan | Former officers urge lawmakers to curb Trump's nuclear powers Overnight Tech: House votes to reauthorize surveillance powers | Twitter on defensive after Project Veritas video | Senate panel to hold hearing on bitcoin Overnight Cybersecurity: House votes to renew NSA spying | Trump tweets spark confusion | Signs Russian hackers are targeting Olympics | Bannon expected to appear before House Intel panel MORE (R-Mich.) and Robert Pittinger (R-N.C.) downplaying the potential effects of sequestration, juxtaposed with clips of reports on how the cuts could affect their states.

"Not only am I comfortable, i think that my constituents are relieved," Blackburn says in one of the clips.

The video is part of an effort launched by Democrats to saddle Republicans with the blame for the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, which Congress failed to prevent from going into effect last week.

Democrats believe they could be a political winner if Americans both feel the cuts and blame Republicans, who have been opposed to replacing them with revenue and, in some cases, promoted them as a good step toward reducing the deficit.

The video continues this line of attack, charging that Republicans have no concern for their constituents when it comes to sequestration.

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