In a continued effort to target Rep. Mary Bono Mack, national Democrats launched another radio ad campaign today that points out her support of a Republican budget plan
The short ad is paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and it echoes their earlier criticism that Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan will prioritize “millionaires over Medicare.”
Both Bono Mack, a Palm Springs Republican, and Rep. Jerry Lewis, a Redlands Republican who represents Desert Hot Springs, on Thursday joined their GOP colleagues in the House to pass Ryan’s plan.
The bill restructures Medicare, cuts federal spending and revises the individual and corporate tax codes.
Both Bono Mack and Lewis endorsed a similar Ryan budget plan last year.
Bono Mack is being challenged by Democrat Raul Ruiz in the new 36th Congressional Distirct.
It is one of eight districts nationwide where the DCCC is airing the new radio ad.
Rep. Jerry Lewis is throwing his support behind Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
Lewis, a Redlands Republican who represents Desert Hot Springs, was one of three Southern California lawmakers whose endorsements were announced by Romney’s campaign today.
Reps. Ken Calvert and Brian Bilbray are also supporting the former governor of Massachusetts.
“Mitt Romney has the conservative credentials to lead our economy out of this recession,” Lewis said in today’s campaign statement.
“His experience in the business world gives him a keen understanding of our economy and of job creation. He is the best prepared to take on President Obama and turn around our economy.”
In June, Rep. Mary Bono Mack, a Palm Springs Republican, announced her support for Romney’s presidential campaign.
A campaign mailer for embattled Desert Hot Springs Councilman Karl Baker touts the support of four elected leaders who aren’t actually endorsing his re-election.
The mailer describes Baker as “effective,” “experienced” and “endorsed.” It then quotes U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis, Desert Hot Springs Mayor Yvonne Parks and fellow council members Scott Matas and Jan Pye.
The three city leaders all pulled their endorsements amid allegations that Baker violated the state’s conflict of interest laws.
A spokesman for Lewis, whose district includes Desert Hot Springs, said the Redlands Republican doesn’t make endorsements in local elections.
Baker told The Desert Sun that the mailer was put together before his council colleagues yanked their sup port. Baker said he had permission to use a photo taken with Lewis, but never sought the congressman’s endorsement.
“I did not mean to imply in the mailer that he endorsed me,” Baker said. “What I wanted to do was support the information on the other side (of the flier), which was all the money I brought to the city.”
For more on this story, check out Thursday’s Desert Sun.