National Democrats ran ads against 16th District Republican Congressman Don Manzullo, among 27 others, after he voted against the Democratic Party’s stimulus package.
That’s what I’ve read a couple of places, “Campaign Diaries” being one of them.
The commentator observes:
“…we are not used to hearing the names of Tom Latham, Donald Manzullo, Thad McCotter and Roscoe Bartlett. Latham and McCotter seat in Democratic-leaning districts, but the DCCC did little to help their Democratic challengers in the 2008 cycle; with so many other Republican targets now taken care of, the DCCC could turn its attention towards them.
“Manzullo, meanwhile, represents a district that Bush convincingly won in 2004 but that Obama triumphed in this fall; the DCCC thus seems to be paying attention to IL-16.”
The text of a typical radio ad can be found in the article.
Manzullo received 60.9% of the vote in November to Democratic Party candidate Robert Abboud’s 36.1% to Green Party candidate Scott Summers’ 3.1%.
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Don Manzullo and his Democratic Party opponent Robert Abboud can be seen at a Rod Blagojevich-bashing press conference near the intersection of Routes 31 and 62.