Democrats Hitting Airwaves In South Carolina Governor\'s Race

As the U.S. Senate race continues to heat up, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is the subject of the latest attack ad funded by a third-party organization to hit Tennessee airwaves.

The 30-second ad, funded by Democratic-aligned Majority Forward, begins with a narrator saying the Tennessee congressman is known as "Air Blackburn."

"In Washington, Congresswoman Blackburn voted herself pay raises seven times," the ad continues, citing votes ranging from 2007 to 2017. 

The ad also notes that Blackburn in 2012 voted in favor legislation that would provide federal lawmakers with "taxpayer-funded health care for life." 

Members of Congress do not receive lifetime health care. 

While noting that Blackburn has received $2.7 million in salary since being in Washington, D.C., the ad points out she has taken several trips, including to Palm Beach and Tokyo, funded by "special interests."

Blackburn's financial disclosures indicate since 2008, she has gone on about 20 different trips, which also include to Prague, Tel Aviv, Vienna and Las Vegas, paid for by outside groups like Club for Growth and the Heritage Foundation. 

"Over half of her contributions came from them," the ad says, presumably referring to special interests while not providing a source for the claim. 

"Congresswoman Blackburn lives the high life at our expense," the ad concludes. 

Blackburn's opponent, former Gov. Phil Bredesen, was not involved in the production of the ad. 

Related: With two new ads, outside groups begin spending in Tennessee's US Senate race

Responding to the ad, a spokeswoman for Blackburn's campaign criticized Bredesen.  

“Candidates in million dollar glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Phil Bredesen owns a private jet and six houses, including three outside of Tennessee," said Abbi Sigler.

More: Blackburn did not disclose line of credit on South Carolina house, records show

Although he previously owned a private plane, Bredesen currently does not. 

Sigler noted Bredesen took advantage of a state law that allowed him to get tax breaks on his personal properties, adding, "He’s obviously out of touch and getting desperate, because Tennesseans know he won’t represent their values or work with our President.”

Majority Forward is the nonprofit wing of the Senate Majority PAC, which Republicans have said is run by close confidants of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Majority Forward previously funded an ad touting Bredesen's credentials. Blackburn faces the Democrat in the Nov. 6 general election. 

The organization's newest ad is the latest to wade into Tennessee's U.S. Senate race. Last week, the political arm of the Koch network launched a $2 million ad that attacked Bredesen. 

Related: Koch network launches $2 million anti-Bredesen ad in Tennessee's US Senate race

Reach Joel Ebert at jebert@tennessean.com or 615-772-1681 and on Twitter @joelebert29.

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