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DSCC spoofs 'Words with Friends' to attack Berg in North Dakota

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is up with a new ad in North Dakota, spoofing the popular Web game "Words with Friends" in an attack ad against Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.).

"One congressman has spelled out his Washington priorities quite clearly," the ad's narrator says as Berg's name is slowly spelled out, with each letter kicking off a new criticism. "He voted to give billions in tax breaks to millionaires while essentially ending Medicare for the rest of us. He voted repeatedly to raise his own pay then gave tax breaks to companies that ship American jobs overseas. Yep, Rick Berg has spelled out his priorities — and they're not the North Dakota way."

The ad buy is relatively small — $86,000 — but not insignificant in the thinly populated and inexpensive state. The ad will run from Tuesday through July 2.

It is the second spot in as many days to attack Berg — former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) released an attack ad of her own on Monday.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee pushed back. "Heidi Heitkamp's liberal friends in Washington are desperate to distract North Dakota voters from Heitkamp's support of President Obama and his far-left agenda," said NRSC spokesman Lance Trover. "While Rick Berg has spent the last two years trying to repeal ObamaCare and protect seniors on Medicare, Heidi Heitkamp supported the President's healthcare bill which cut Medicare for seniors and raised taxes on North Dakota families and small businesses."

Watch the ad:


This post was updated at 1:50 p.m.

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