Democrats launch TV ad against Koster

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee formally enters the fight for the 1st Congressional District seat today with a television ad hitting Republican candidate John Koster for opposing abortion and public funding of Planned Parenthood.

The 30-second spot is expected to run throughout the next week on broadcast stations in the Puget Sound. The DCCC is reportedly buying up $255,000 worth of air time.

It is the first independent expenditure ad in this race from the DCCC which is working to elect Democrat Suzan DelBene in the district formally served by Democrat Jay Inslee. It comes a few days after the House Majority Political Action Committee, an independent political committee, ran television ads against Koster on some of the same issues.

While Koster is campaigning on issues related to the economy, Democrats, including DelBene, are trying to spotlight his opposition to abortion and other conservative social views. They are trying to portray him as outside the mainstream.

Meanwhile, check out Koster’s humorous jab at DelBene as a tax-and-spend liberal. It’s even got a pirate in it. As of now, this ad is only showing online.

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