This ad showed up next to an online news story today:
Running for Congress by running against Congress is nothing new. But running for Congress because your opponent brings too much money to the home district? National politicians love to talk about pork barrel spending, but their tune changes when the conversation turns to their own district. The battleground for Keith Fimian’s challenge to Rep. Gerry Connolly is VA-10, my current district of residence and one that probably gets a lot of money in federal funds. Connolly is also a targeted freshman member of Congress, so Democratic leadership is probably eager to help him buy votes.
Of course, even if Fimian wins, he might not be any different – but the rhetoric of going to Washington, D.C. and sending less money home is still pretty notable.