WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's Sean Duffy is one of 10 Republican U.S. House members being targeted by a liberal group for their connections to the Tea Party.
The Americans United for Change blames Tea Party lawmakers for the federal government shutdown, saying it has threatened people's benefits and put Americans out of work.
The outside Democratic group is airing TV aids in Duffy's district and nine others, showing an image of Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas.
The group said it bought the ads in districts where House incumbents are most vulnerable in next fall's elections.
Duffy, of Weston, is in his second two-year term representing north central Wisconsin.
Andrea Bozek of the National Republican Congressional Committee calls the ads "laughable attacks." She says GOP lawmakers have passed a number of measures to keep the government open.