A new Republican ad portrays House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi (D-San Francisco) as a puppeteer.
The Los Angeles Times reports: Nancy Pelosi is the featured villain in what has become the first major electoral test of 2011, a special Congressional election in western New York.
The National Republican Congressional Committee's first television ad of the race in the state's 26th district, launched Monday portrays both Democratic candidate Kathy Hochul and independent candidate Jack Davis, who once ran for this seat as a Democrat but now styles himself a "tea party" conservative, as Pelosi puppets.
It quotes Hochul as saying Pelosi has "done a great job for this country," and then claims the 2009 stimulus program failed to produce new jobs in western New York.
"Jack and Kathy can't fight for us, and they come with strings attached," it says.
Democrats launched an ad last week attacking the Republican candidate, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, for supporting the budget blueprint offered by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).