Crossroads GPS, the Karl Rove-affiliated outside group, has added a second TV ad into the rotation that takes on Democratic Rep. Ami Bera of Elk Grove. The ad, nearly identical to a spot running in San Diego against fellow freshman Rep. Scott Peters, faults the congressman for presiding over a spiraling national debt and for refusing to back a GOP-led effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Bera’s opponent in the suburban Sacramento County district is Republican Doug Ose, a former three-term congressman who is not mentioned in the ad.
Here’s the text, followed by an analysis prepared by Christopher Cadelago of The Sacramento Bee Capitol Bureau:
Indeed, Bera voted to allow the debt to grow to avoid a government default. But Ose, in his previous stint in Congress, also voted twice to raise the debt limit.
The ad selectively cites the estimated price tag of the federal health care law but fails to mention that the total overhaul, after revenue and other changes are taken into account, is projected to reduce federal deficits.