A Florida Democrat widely considered one of the most endangered incumbents in Congress is the target of a new radio advertisement from a leading national pro-life group.
"Congressman Alan Grayson voted for taxpayer-funded abortions in Nancy Pelosi's health-care bill," says the ad aimed at pro-life voters in Florida's 8th District, south of Orlando. "Alan Grayson doesn't represent Florida values. In Washington, he voted for the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortions ever."
An outspoken liberal, Grayson was called the "most loathsome member of Congress" by Reason magazine's Michael Moynihan after the Democrat aired a TV ad blatantly distorting a statement by Republican challenger Daniel Webster.
The new anti-Grayson ad (click here to download in MP3 format) is part of a $600,000 "Life Counts" nationwide campaign by AUL Action, the political action committee of Americans United for Life.
"Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to taxpayer-funded abortion," Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of AUL Action said in a press release. "Candidates who supported the largest expansion of federal funding of abortion ever are going to find out that in this election, Life Counts."
AUL Action has produced similar ads targeting 10 other at-risk House incumbents in key districts: Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.), Chris Carney (D-Pa.), John Boccieri (D-Ohio), Tom Perriello (D-Va.), John Spratt (D-S.C.), Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.), Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.), Kathy Dahlkemper (D-Pa.), John Salazar (D-Colo.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.).
In addition, AUL Action has produced an ad against Joyce Elliot, the Democrat running for the House seat in Arkansas' 2nd District being vacated by Democrat Rep. Vic Snyder. That ad (click here for MP3) notes that as a state legislator Elliot "voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion in Arkansas."