CT 04: Himes released first TV ad

PRESS RELEASE:

Himes for Congress released its first television ad in support of the 2012 re-election campaign today.  The ad features Jim and his two daughters Emma and Linley.  

"The new ad reintroduces Jim to residents of southwest Connecticut and discusses some of the issues most important to him.  His daughters Emma, 13, and Linley, 10, are proudly featured in the ad discussing Jim's work on the deficit and his commitment to reading bills before he votes on it," said Himes for Congress Campaign Manager Justin Myers. "The ad shows Jim in his most important job of being a committed, loving father and also highlights his work in Congress as a leader on fiscal responsibility."

In the ad, Emma and Linley discuss Jim's votes against Congressional pay raises and his voting against wasteful spending.  Jim supported the Budget Control Act that kept the government running and cut $1 trillion in spending over the next ten years.  He supported a cap on agricultural subsidies, and because many of these payments go to farmers who do not need the subsidies, such as larger farms with higher income levels, it would save millions in government spending.  Jim voted to bar payments to the Brazil Cotton Institute, a measure that would save the U.S. government $147 million in annual payments to agribusiness.

Jim has worked to tackle the nation's debt in a responsible manner, and he will soon be honored with the Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award by the Concord Coalition for his demonstrated commitment to fiscal and generational responsibility.  USA Today called Jim a hero for his support of the Simpson-Bowles plan, a deficit reduction measure to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion in a responsible way.  

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