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.

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.