For all of those John Boozman supporters hoping he’d counter-punch Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s charges, your wishes have been answered.
Today, the Boozman for Senate campaign released a new TV ad that features two fishermen discussing Boozman’s protection of Social Security and advocacy for tax cuts.
The ad accuses Lincoln of supporting Pres. Obama’s agenda and "bankrupting the country."
After catching an empty can in the fishing pond, one fisherman catches a Lincoln for Senate sign.
Says one to the other: "Aw, throw that back."
UPDATE: Lincoln’s campaign responds to the claims and charges in the new Boozman ad. Spokesperson Katie Laning Neibaum rolled out a press release highlighting Boozman’s support for a national sales tax, privatizing Social Security, and for deficit spending.
"Senator Lincoln is the only candidate in the race to vote for legislation that balanced the budget and produced a record surplus," the press release stated.
Lincoln’s campaign also unveiled a new TV ad today. It hammers Boozman for his support of a "fair tax" proposal.
Using footage from the recent U.S. Senate debate, Boozman is quoted as saying, "I’m excited about looking at the fair tax." The "fair tax" would implement a national sales tax of an estimated 23 cents on the dollar, while calling for an elimination of the personal income tax and the IRS.
In our most recent poll on the race, the national sales tax issue appeared to be the one message giving Lincoln the best shot at moving numbers in her favor. You can view the ad below Boozman’s.