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Ike Skelton (D) in the 4th Congressional District: right wingnut “Americans for Prosperity” TV ad {August 9, 2010)

Vicky Hartzler (r) in the 4th Congressional District: the Democratic Party strikes back (August 10, 2010)

The air campaign in the 4th Congressional District escalates, this time with a response similar to the Missouri Democratic Party’s:

Announcer: Why won’t Vicky Hartzler support our men and women in uniform?

[Vicky Hartzler, Support Our Troops?]

She voted against re-enlistment pay for the National Guard.

[Vicky Hartzler Voted Against Re-enlistment Pay For National Guard (SB 2008, 1997)]

Voted against making it easier for overseas troops to vote.

[Hartzler Voted Against Making Voting Easier For Troops (HB 1381, 1998)]

Hartzler even voted against funding to help bury fallen National Guardsmen.

[Hartzler Voted Against Funding For National Guard Funerals (SB 208, 1997)]

There’s a different record. Ike Skelton.

[Ike Skelton]

This year the VFW honored Ike with their Congressional Award…

[Ike Skelton, VFW Congressional Award 2010]

…and said, “Our military, veterans and families have no better friend in Congress.”

[VFW National Commander Thomas J. Tradewell, Sr]

[Approved By Ike Skelton, Paid For By The Ike Skelton For Congress Committee.]

Congressman Ike Skelton (D): I’m Ike Skelton and I approved this message.

It’s sort of like watching someone clubbing a baby harp seal, don’t you think?