Democrats running for seats in the House and Senate are spotlighting Republican plans to refashion the health insurance program for the elderly and disabled.
Politico: Warren Ties Brown To Ryan Plan
Over in Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to use Paul Ryan as a line of attack against her GOP opponent (Schultheis, 8/13).
St. Louis Beacon: Akin Launches TV Ad That Attacks McCaskill For Attacking Him On Medicare, Social Security
Facing attacks on the ground and the airwaves, Republican U.S. Senate nominee Todd Akin is launching a counterattack with his first post-primary TV ad that his campaign contends "holds embattled Senator Claire McCaskill accountable for her desperate and misleading attacks..." The Akin ad is running statewide, his campaign said late Monday. It contends that recent ad attacks by McCaskill, D-Mo., and the national Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are "misleading, deceptive, false." In particular, the TV spot asserts that Akin "fights to protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security" (Mannies, 8/14).