ABC News’ Karen Travers Reports: A progressive PAC is targeting White House hopeful, Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in the first negative ad this season aimed at a Democratic presidential contender.
The ad attacks Clinton specifically on the baby bond program she mentioned during a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus in September in which she suggested giving every child born in the United States $5,000 to help them get off on the right foot.
Glenn Hurowitz, president of Democratic Courage, the liberal group responsible for the ad, charges Clinton with backing down in the face of pressure from her Republican rivals.
“Instead of showing strong leadership, Senator Clinton capitulates in the face of attacks from right wingers or shifting polls," said Hurowitz. "Whether it’s beating the Republicans in 2008 or achieving the transformative change America needs, we need someone who can keep fighting even when it’s tough, and Senator Clinton keeps falling short.”
Hurowitz told ABC News the ad will be seen on cable and local stations in Iowa this week. He was vague about the exact details of the ad buy, calling it only "fairly modest," but did add that the group hopes the attention generated by the ad will result in donations allowing the group to finance the ad longer.
Democratic Courage is a PAC, which means the group can only accept donations up to $5000 and is required to file a report by Jan. 30 that outlines their donors.