CAMPAIGN ADS: DNC Airs Ads Attacking Cheney, Bush
Hoping to steal some of the limelight from the Republican National Convention, the Democratic National Committee this week launched new ads attacking Texas Gov. George W. Bush (R) and his running mate Dick Cheney. Titled "Cheney," an ad airing Monday questioned Cheney's voting record as a member of Congress. The ad states: "George W. Bush chose Dick Cheney to help lead the Republican party. What does Cheney's record say about their plans?" The ad continues: "Cheney was one of only eight members of Congress to oppose the Clean Water Act ... He even voted against the School Lunch Program ... against health insurance for people who lost their jobs." Airing today, a second ad, titled "Texas Children," blasts Bush's opposition to expanding health coverage to 200,000 low-income children in the state. The ad says: "Tonight in Philadelphia you'll hear a lot about 'leaving no child behind.' Meanwhile, back in Texas, George W. Bush opposed health coverage for 200,000 more children. The state ranked second to last in children with health insurance." The ad concludes by urging voters to "[g]et the facts" at www.texasunderbush.com. The ads are running in 17 states including Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin, Arkansas and Maine (National Journal Group, 8/1). To view "Cheney," go to http://video.cloakroom.com/2000archive/08/0801dnc1.rm. To view "Texas Children," go to http://video.cloakroom.com/2000archive/08/0801dnc3.rm. Note: You must have RealPlayer G2 to view the ads.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.