By Erik Wasson - 07/23/12 07:41 PM EDT
A new Tea Party-backed group is going after conservative House members pushing for passage of the 2012 farm bill.
American Commitment has taken out $75,000 worth of radio ads in Oklahoma, Iowa and Missouri to attack House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), Rep/ Steve King (R-Iowa) and Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.).
American Commitment was founded in April and is led by former Americans for Prosperity policy guru Phil Kerpen.
The ad buy is the latest move in the battle over bringing the House farm bill, which passed out of committee this month, to the floor.
Thirty-eight House Republicans, including 16 members of the conservative freshman class, joined a letter last week urging leaders to bring the House bill to the floor.
Also last week, Heritage Action commended Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for voicing skepticism over the $957 billion farm subsidy and food stamp bill. Supporters note the bill cuts $35 billion from mandatory spending over ten years.