Rep. Courtney touts his “no” votes in new TV Ad

Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, has just joined an increasingly popular club: Democratic incumbents emphasizing their independence and striving for an “I’m-not-of-Washington” message in this volatile campaign season.

In his first ad this election, Courtney focuses on his votes against the bank bailout, officially known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program, to argue that he’s no toe-the-line Democrat. He’s not the only politician who thinks it’s better to talk about what he voted against, rather than what he voted for.