Democrat Dan Seals probably made his greatest strides in his 2006 run against U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk by hammering for supporting the Iraq war.
That was the mid-term election that saw Dems sweep into power largely on the public's dissatisfaction with the war.
This time around, the economy is taking top billing for most voters, but Seals is still hitting Kirk on Iraq.
In a new broadcast ad starting today, an unnamed Iraq war veteran says Kirk was "irresponsible" in voting for the war and then voting to cut veteran health care funding.
"We fought for our country and Mark Kirk turned his back on us," the man says.
Kirk is a Navy Reserve intelligence officer who has served during conflicts in Iraq, Haiti and Bosnia.
"Body of Lies" opens this weekend. Russell Crowe + Leonardo DiCaprio + Ridley Scott = Me at the movie theater. Why am I so excited about a new Ridley Scott movie? These clips should tell you:
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam launched an ad blitz today aimed at destroying his opponents credibility.
Democratic challenger Jill Morgenthaler has yet to get on the air and the one-two punch of a 1 minute radio spot and 30 second TV ad threatens to define her as early voting starts next week.
The ads paint Morgenthaler as a "crony" of Gov. Rod Blagojevich who helped "convicted felon" Tony Rezko land Iraqi leases.
"That's shady," the ad says of Morgenthaler.
And to push it just an extra bit further, the ad blasts Morgenthaler for not living in the 6th Congressional District.
Morgenthaler served as Blagojevich's homeland security chief. She is a retired Army colonel who served in Iraq.
Here is the TV spot and the radio spot, which started runningon on 780AM this morning: