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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 BlackburnCorker pressed as reelection challenges mount GOP braces for Bannon primary attacks Air Force One is Trump’s new boardroom MORE (R-Tenn.), Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), Justin AmashJustin AmashHouse votes to crack down on undocumented immigrants with gang ties GOP lawmaker taunts House conservatives: Trump’s base is not ‘small faction of obstructionists’ Overnight Finance: GOP plans to unveil tax framework in late September | Critical stretch for Trump tax team | Equifax CEO called to testify | Sanders unveils single-payer bill 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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