Americans for Tax Reform is investing $1.7 million for television ads in Ohio’s competitive race for the 6th Congressional District. Former Democrat Congressman Charlie Wilson is challenging Republican Bill Johnson in the Ohio River Valley district.


The ad is entitled “Boxer." It highlights Wilson’s time in Congress, defined by a vote for the $700 billion bailout, trillion dollar stimulus, Obamacare and an additional $5 trillion added to the national debt.

The ad will begin airing on Saturday, October 13th and run for two weeks on all major cable television channels in the district.

In the district, only Congressman Bill Johnson has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to Ohio voters to oppose higher taxes. Charlie Wilson has refused to sign the Pledge, leaving the door open to higher taxes.

“Charlie Wilson had more than enough time in Washington to demonstrate that he understood the concerns of Ohio Voters. Unfortunately, he supported plans to raise taxes, balloon the debt, and increase spending by trillions,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “A man’s record is important and voters should pay close attention to Wilson’s. Voters shouldn’t give Wilson another chance to recklessly spend more of their hard earned money.”