U.S. House Speaker John Boehner came to Hartford Tuesday to raise money for Republican congressional candidate Andrew Roraback.
On that same day, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released another television ad targeting Roraback.
The 32-second ad says Roraback will put Social Security and Medicare benefits at risk, and it talks about the support Roraback is getting from fellow Republicans, specifically Tea Party Republicans.
Roraback has repeatedly said that he won’t bend to political pressure in Washington, D.C. He’s also said he won’t hurt Social Security benefits.
This is the second ad the DCCC has aired against Roraback during this general campaign. The first also linked Roraback to tea party Republicans and said that he is running on a ticket that is trying to end Medicare and force Connecticut seniors to pay more money every year to fund tax breaks for millionaires.
Roraback held a press conference in Hartford after the first DCCC ad aired. He said that ad, along with an ad released by his opponent’s campaign, misrepresented him. He called for them to be taken down.
Roraback is running against Democrat Elizabeth Esty for the 5th Congressional District seat.