Barrow tied to Obama’s ‘on the ballot’ comments in new ad

The GOP group's latest spot attempts linking Barrow to Obama by using the latter's own words.

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The National Republican Congressional Committee has steadily upped its investment in the 12th congressional district clash between Democratic Rep. John Barrow and Republican Rick Allen. Yesterday, it was disclosed that the group’s ad buy is now totaling over $2 million.

Today, they’re unveiling a new TV ad tying the Blue Dog to President Obama. Obtained first by Tipsheet, it seeks to link him to recent comments by Obama regarding his policies being on the ballot.

“John Barrow voted with Barack Obama 85 percent of the time,” a voiceover says in the spot, repeating the oft-cited stat about his voting record in 2009. “Obamacare, a $1 trillion tax hike, taxpayer-funded abortions, Barrow voted with Obama for all of it.

The ad then cuts to recent footage of Obama quipping that though he’s “not on the ballot this fall, but make no mistake, these policies are on the ballot.” It closes by saying “a vote for John Barrow is a vote for Obama’s agenda.”

John Barrow has admitted to voting with President Obama 85% of the time,” NRCC spokeswoman Katie Prill stated via release. “Georgia families deserve a representative who supports their values in Congress. Not someone like Barrow who is only interested in pushing the Obama-Pelosi agenda.”

The race between Barrow and Allen has shaped up to be one of the most expensive in the country, with forces on both sides pouring money into ads over the last month and sure to keep doing so through Election Day.

You can watch the NRCC’s latest below the fold.

October 9, 2014
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