By Alexandra Jaffe - 12/13/13 09:19 AM EST
A major Democratic super-PAC is launching a new ad attacking the leading Republican contender in Louisiana's Senate race, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.).
"In Louisiana, we expect leaders to solve problems, not become part of the problem," the narrator says in the new Senate Majority PAC ad.
The ad, which is backed by a $250,000 buy and will run statewide, charges he has voted to "raise the retirement age to 70, to raise Medicare costs $6,000 a year, and … 16 times to shut down the government."
The former would eventually raise the Social Security eligibility age to 70, and the latter would reform Medicare in a way that would result in higher premiums for seniors, starting nearly a decade from now, according to an analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
"That's Congressman Cassidy's record in the House. He'd hurt us even more in the Senate," the narrator closes.
It's the super-PAC's first foray into the Louisiana Senate race, and it comes the same week Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) launched her own, touting her work to fix ObamaCare.