The campaign of Democrat Rick Waugh had a remarkable week.
On Wednesday, a new poll from Progressive Contacts showed support for Republican Eric Cantor slumping. Bad news for Eric was good news at Daily Kos.
It was also good news to the Waugh Campaign. That very morning it was discovered that candidate Rick Waugh's car had been vandalizedas it sat outside his home. The perpetrator(s) wrote curse words and seriously scratched the windows with keys, and defaced his bumper stickers.
Rick's car was vandalized again on Wednesday night -- this time an Eric Cantor yard sign was pasted to the front window (pic here).
There have been other acts of right wing sabotage in this campaign, from stolen yard signs, to racial intimidation.
But in spite of all that, Rick's campaign has come through with two new ads that are on the air in the Richmond area.
The First Ad deals with Children's Health Insurance.
As you can see, Rick Waugh is not running away from Health Care Reform. Rather, he is running on it, and against one of its most powerful opponents.
The Second Ad deals with Cantor's contributions to the national debt.
This ad is a good idea in VA-07, where Cantor's other opponent, Tea Party favorite Floyd Bayne, never misses an opportunity to blame Cantor for his record of profligate spending.
Negative messages about Cantor drive votes to Bayne.
The Waugh Campaign can run these ads for as little as $10 on MSNBC, $50 on CNN and $250 on local broadcast networks.
Cantor is in trouble. With negative ads running and Floyd Bayne, who calls himself the only conservative in the race, racking up endorsements from Local Tea Party, Conservative Party and Constitution Party structures, he has to be wondering if this is the year the voters finally abandon him.
Rick has been endorsed by Progressive Democrats of America, by the AFL-CIO, the Virginia Partisans, and more.
Can you chip in to help keep his ads on the air?
Wouldn't it be great to see the Tea Party help bring down Eric Cantor?