UPDATE: For some reason, the ad has been pulled from online. I've asked an NRCC spokesman what the deal is, and will update if I get a response.
An autumnal ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee criticizes Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, for supporting the federal stimulus bill.
Mr. Owens, who faces Republican Matt Doheny on Nov. 6, didn't actually vote for the stimulus bill; he hasn't in office until it was passed. But it was hotly debated during his 2009 special election, and he said he'd have voted for it.
The stimulus helped create jobs in China and allowed rich banker fat-cats to use Main Street C-notes to light up Wall Street cigars, the ad suggests.
Here's a fact-check on Wall Street bonuses (misleading, Factcheck.org says) and on stimulus money going overseas, particularly to China (pretty accurate).
It's an interesting piece of political jiu jitsu. The Owens campaign has accused Mr. Doheny of being the Wall Street creature. Now, the Republicans are firing back.
In a news release in response to the NRCC ad, the Owens campaign said: “Matt Doheny's Wall Street background says a lot about what he would do in Congress. He would put Wall Street over Main Street every time.”