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NRCC Falsifies Data to Smear Democratic Candidates

October 13, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

The National Republican Congressional Committee is running an intentionally misleading national campaign designed to make conservative Democrats in Congress look like liberals. They need to be called out.

The NRCC is airing attack ads against dozens of the most conservative Democrats in the House, who tend to be from districts that are considered possible Republican pick-ups in the upcoming midterm elections. Their strategy is to link these conservative Dems to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8]. But the data they are using does not support their claims. Click through for an explanation of why these NRCC attack ads are unfair & unethical, and to find better, more empirically-justified ways of evaluating a member's ideological position in Congress.

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