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House Democratic super-PAC’s new ads hit GOP on entitlements

The target list is a mix of Republican freshmen and GOP challengers. The group hits Reps. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.), Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.), Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) and Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and runs ads against the opponents of Reps. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) and Ron Barber (D-Ariz.). The SEIU chipped in to fund the ads in Florida and Minnesota.

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Medicare features prominently in the ads against Webster, Benishek, Cravaack and Ben Lange, who is running against Braley, while Martha McSally, Barber's opponent, is criticized on Social Security. The anti-Schilling ad accuses him of supporting tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, a salient issue in a district where a company owned by Bain Capital is in the process of moving a factory overseas.

The total ad buy is $1.2 million.

Cravaack, Schilling and Benishek are all locked in toss-up races, while Webster is facing a tough opponent in a GOP-leaning district. Barber and Braley appear to have the edge in their races.

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

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