Republicans Campaign Against Stimulus

The Tea Party candidate in Florida is cruising into the open senate seat on the strength of ads like this one, that attacks the Obama stimulus plan.

Republicans nationwide are attacking Democrats with a "failed stimulus" campaign drumbeat. In ads, debates and campaign mailers, they deride the $814 billion program as having reinforced out-of-control spending and doing little to help.

"There is a general sense that Democrats got to Washington and busted open the piggy bank, squandered everything, and we haven't seen much improvement as a result," political scientist Stephen Voss at the University of Kentucky said.