Politico Influence reports today:
NRCC PULLS WALL STREET FAT CAT AD: The National Republican Congressional Committee has pulled an ad against Rep. Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) that featured a Wall Street fat cat burning a $100 bill with a lit cigar. The ad is part of an effort to tie Wall Street to Democrats while receiving significant campaign contributions from the banking industry, which Anna reported on earlier this week. A narrator says Owens has “allowed Wall Street executives obscene bonuses while Main Street bailed them out.” NRCC spokesman Paul Lindsay declined to comment. Republican candidate Matt Doheny, who has previously worked on Wall Street, told the Watertown Daily Times that he wishes the NRCC ad “would have been better.”
One has to wonder if the millions the committee has received from Wall Street has something to do with it. Some donors’ feelings got hurt?