Courtney unveils new ad on 'bush's no.1 fan'

Democratic House challenger Joe Courtney (Conn.) unveiled his first campaign commercial yesterday, tagging incumbent Rep. Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) as “George Bush’s No. 1 supporter” on energy, healthcare and Iraq.

The TV spot, which began running in the Hartford media market, underscores Courtney’s effort to publicize Simmons’ record of votes supporting the White House, which a recent study ranked first in the state delegation. The ad, set at a baseball game, features 30 people waving foam No. 1 fingers to represent Simmons’ state ranking.