NRCC pushing Pelosi ties in early ad offering



The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is targeting another vulnerable Democrat with TV ads, and it is signaling an effort to tie members to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The Pelosi strategy was employed to some degree in 2008, but Republicans appear to be hoping that the current series of Democratic initiatives will pay bigger dividends in the 2010 cycle.

The ad focuses on Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.), a doctor, and his role in the current health care debate. It features a video of Kagen joking with a video tracker about how he is writing the current health care legislation and would like to know what the tracker wants in the bill.

The ad implores him to write the bill for his constituents and not Pelosi.