In its second attack ad against Republican 5th District congressional candidate Andrew Roraback, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tries again to tie him to the tea party members of his party.

The new ad is called “Pyramid,” and begins running Tuesday as House Speaker John Boehner hosts a fundraiser for Roraback at the Hartford Club in Hartford. It displays Roraback’s photo at the top of a triangle of photos that include those of tea party favorites Sarah Palin and Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Allen West of Florida.

The 30-second spot also says Roraback wants to raise the Social Security retirement age and cut benefits, earning him the support of tea party lawmakers who also want to “end Medicare’s guaranteed benefit.”

“Roraback and friends, changing the way we retire, for the worse,” the ad says.

What the ad doesn’t say is that many lawmakers, including some Democrats, are considering raising the Social Security retirement age and curbing benefits for wealthier retirees in an effort to strengthen the program.

The ad also fails to note that Roraback does not support the proposed changes to Medicare it describes.

The DCCC is spending $550,000 to run the ad through Oct. 22, raising the total it has spent on ads in the race to more than $1 million.

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Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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