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Rodney Gets Whacked For Supporting Government Shutdown In New Ad Campaign

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL,13) is facing backlash for his role in the government shutdown in a new ad released by the House Majority PAC.

The ad, scheduled to begin running today in Champaign, is called "No More Tanturms" and blasts Davis and Tea Partiers for showing "support for a government shutdown" and calls the Illinois congressman out for "the reckless games he’s playing with the economy."

“The bottom line is that when Rodney Davis didn’t get his way, he chose to throw a childish temper tantrum and shut down the government,” said Andy Stone, communications director for House Majority PAC, in a release announcing the ad campaign. “Central Illinoisans deserve better from Congressman Davis than his intransigent juvenile behavior and Tea Party-inspired gamesmanship with the economy.”

Take a look:

In addition to the TV spot, the PAC is also launching a Google and Bing search ad campaign, which will direct those searching out more info on the freshman congressman to voice their displeasure with Davis at TellRodneyDavis.com.

The multi-million dollar, multimedia ad campaign is also targeting eight other Republicans across the nation including: Gary Miller (CA-31), Mike Coffman (CO-06), Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Michael Grimm (NY-11), Joe Heck (NV-03), Dave Joyce (OH-14), John Kline (MN-02) and Steve Southerland (FL-02).

A reent survey by Public Policy Polling shows that Davis is one of 17 GOP congressmen who are vulnerable to possibly losing their seats in the next election cycle as a result of the government shutdown.

Image: AP Photo/The State Journal-Register, Justin L. Fowler


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