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Ad of the day: Dem embraces George W. Bush

Ads in which Democrats distance themselves from president Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are not new. But Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) has gone so far in his distancing from Obama as to embrace President George W. Bush.

Pomeroy's recent ad, released Monday on YouTube, highlights the fact that the vulnerable Democrat voted in favor of Bush's Medicare prescription drug plan. The ad goes on to claim that Pomeroy's Republican challenger, Republican state Rep. Rick Berg, would "roll back" those benefits.

On Saturday, the National Republican Congressional Committee released an ad saying Pomeroy had voted "the party line, since Democrats had taken control of Congress, tying him to Pelosi and claiming that his earlier, more moderate stance was "the old Earl Pomeroy."

Pomeroy has served as the state's representative for that last 17 years, but is now in a tight race in a district that Republican presidential candidates have won consistently.

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By Emi Kolawole  | September 27, 2010; 12:45 PM ET
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Comments

This articles titles is overly sensational "Dem embraces George W. Bush", it's using the sexiness of such a contradiction to trick readers into wasting their time on it. Using a Bush-era vote for more benefits in a campaign video as an analogy to 'embracing' Bush, is over-the-top. Certainly it could interpreted as a tip of the hat to anti-Obama voters, but hardly an embrace.

Posted by: m4bwav | September 27, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

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