The League of American Voters has revised it’s television ad calling on Congressman Steve Kagen (WI-8) to not vote for the latest health care plan. Kagen’s attorney, Mike Maistelman, sent letters to television stations in the district asking them not to air the ad because the ad incorrectly stated that Kagen had previously voted for a tax on so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans. The version of health care the passed the House of Representatives with Kagen’s vote did not contain this provision; it was in the Senate version.
The League of American Voters changed the ad to instead include the income tax surcharge that was included in the House version. I hope Kagen thought this change, a reminder that Kagen voted for higher taxes, was worth the legal fees his campaign will have to pay.
(Note to Maistelman: bill Kagen right away.)