Senate Democrats are hitting Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) for weakening support for farms and Medicare in a television ad targeting his bid for retiring Sen. Kent Conrad's (D-N.D.) seat.
A source said the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had reserved about $76,000 in airtime — the first independent expenditure of the cycle by either the DSCC or the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
The ad starts with a clip of Berg's own television ad, in which he said Washington could learn from the ways of people in North Dakota.
"But it’s Rick Berg who’s doing things the Washington way. Voting to essentially end Medicare. Gut support for farmers, while giving huge tax breaks for millionaires," says the narrator. "That’s not the way we do things in North Dakota."