CINCINNATI (TDB) -- Radio spots during drive-time weather and traffic reports are being used this week by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to hammer Cincinnati Republican Steve Chabot. The ads started airing Monday afternoon and will continue for a week. Chabot, who represents Ohio's 1st Congressional District, voted against CHIP, a federally subsidized health care program for children. And it is all about putting pressure on Chabot to change his vote.
The ad says:
"Did you know Congressman Chabot gets health care at Taxpayers' expense, but Chabot and Bush are blocking health care for 10 million uninsured children. Tell Steve Chabot to put families first."
DCCC chief Chris Van Hollen said the campaign is also using robo calls and e-mail in addition to radio. The full-text of the DCCC's statement describing its CHIP efforts is available here. Van Hollen said:
"We're going district by district to tell Republicans and President Bush to stop obstructing progress and start putting children first. Republicans who continue to vote in lockstep with President Bush and against children will be held accountable."