By Alexandra Jaffe - 08/08/12 02:03 PM EDT
Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D), running a fierce campaign fight for Virginia's open Senate seat, is slammed for what the ad characterizes as his tax-raising, big-spending record during his time as governor in a $1.9 million buy. In Montana, a $397,000 total buy tacks the same tax-raising record on incumbent Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.).
Each ad directs viewers to visit NewMajorityAgenda.com, where Crossroads GPS lays out its electoral platform, which includes a "pro-growth tax system" and replacing President Obama's healthcare reform law.
Unique among the five ads is one running in a $768,000 buy in Nevada attacking Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) for a "disturbing pattern of unethical behavior." Berkley is currently under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegations that she's abused her position to help her husband's business interests. Though the investigation has not yet turned up any clear wrongdoing, its a label that will make it more difficult for Shelley to defeat incumbent Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.).