Paid Trade Ads: House Races (Kentucky-Michigan)

Total House ads: 74 ads

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David Boswell/DCCC (KY-02):

Date posted: September 23, 2008. Ad transcript:

Factories closing, unemployment up, wages falling. Congressional candidate Brett Guthrie's plan? Support unfair trade agreements. NAFTA alone has cost Kentucky over 14,000 jobs, but Guthrie's own company shipped manufacturing work to Mexico instead of doing the job here.

Date posted: October 16, 2008. Ad transcript:

While we struggle, Guthrie's company shipped work to Mexico. Guthrie even said $7.73 an hour is considered a good job in some counties - a wage that is below the poverty line for a family of three.

Date posted: October 29, 2008. Ad transcript:

As Kentucky struggles, corporate executive Brett Guthrie's company shipped work to Mexico. Guthrie even said $7.73 an hour is considered a good job in some counties - a wage below the poverty line for a family of three.


Brett Guthrie (KY-02):

Date posted: September 25, 2008. Ad transcript:

In Kentucky, your word's your bond. But in Washington, they'll say anything - like this ad for David Boswell, alleging our family business sends jobs to Mexico. It's flat out not true. So false, a TV station took it off the air. We've created 500 jobs right here in Kentucky, with good wages, health care and free tuition.

Date posted: October 13, 2008. Ad transcript:

...our company created 500 good jobs.

Date posted: October 14, 2008. Ad transcript:

Check out this TV ad for Boswell: "Guthrie's own company shipped manufacturing work to Mexico." (Bzzt!) There you go - it's a lie! The press proved it was false.


John Yarmuth (KY-03):

Date posted: October 8, 2008. Ad transcript:

For ten years, Anne Northrup gave Wall Street everything it wanted: no oversight, reckless deregulation, tax subsidies for corporations to ship our jobs overseas.


Mark Schauer (MI-07):

Date posted: September 14, 2008. Ad transcript:

"I've been making brake parts for 18 years. Well, we heard rumors that our jobs were going to Mexico, and I was scared. I've never met Mark Schauer, but he led the fight to keep our jobs here."
[narrator] In the Senate, Mark Schauer passed a law that helped Michigan compete with other states to protect companies and keep Michigan jobs here.
"One thing's for sure, our jobs our staying here, and we have Mark Schauer to thank for it."

Date posted: September 24, 2008. Ad transcript:

Walberg's support of outsourcing and unfair trade agreements have sent Michigan jobs overseas.

Date posted: September 29, 2008. Ad transcript:

His job went to Mexico and he's still unemployed. Her job went to China; now she waits tables. Congressman Tim Walberg said outsourcing jobs is a good thing for our economy. Tell that to them, Congressman. Mark Schauer knows that outsourcing has been bad for Michigan. [Schauer] "In Congress, I'll fight against unfair trade deals and stop rewarding companies that ship our jobs overseas. Unlike Tim Walberg, I know my most important job is to fight for your job."

Date posted: October 8, 2008. Ad transcript:

Two years ago, the free-trade group Club for Growth spent a million dollars to elect Tim Walberg. Walberg admitted to being in their pocket - "Yep, I'm bought and paid for by them." In Congress, Tim Walberg has ignored Michigan's economy and pushed their agenda of outsourcing jobs, eliminating the minimum wage and supporting free trade deals. "Yep, I'm bought and paid for by them." In Congress, Mark Schauer will always put our jobs first. Schauer will stand up against outsourcing and fight these bad trade deals.

Date posted: October 19, 2008. Ad transcript:

Unfair trade policies are costing us jobs - a recent study reported 319,000 Michigan jobs were lost last year alone. Everyone gets that - except for Tim Walberg. Tim Walberg and his free-trading buddies think outsourcing has been good for our economy. Maybe we should outsource Tim Walberg. Mark Schauer knows outsourcing is killing our economy and devastating Michigan families. In Congress, Mark Schauer will fight against unfair trade policies and focus on creating good jobs here.

Date posted: October 27, 2008. Ad transcript:

These people have one thing in common: they've lost a job to unfair trade. I'm Mark Schauer, and there are big differences between Tim Walberg and me. Tim Walberg thinks it's okay if your job is outsourced. I don't. He supports unfair trade agreements. Not me. I've been fighting to keep jobs here and create new ones.


Gary Peters (MI-09):

Date posted: October 29, 2008. Ad transcript:

Knollenberg is smearing his opponent to cover up his own record, voting with Bush 90 percent of the time for unfair trade deals, tax breaks to corporations sending jobs overseas, for a failed economy that cost Michigan over 400,000 jobs.

Gary Peters/DCCC (MI-09):

Date posted: October 13, 2008. Ad transcript:

Knollenberg... voted to give tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas, and Michigan lost 250,000 manufacturing jobs.