I wrote yesterday about Republican Senator Mike DeWine's lamentable attendance record on the Senate Intelligence Committee -- despite a wealth of campaign posturing on how strong he is on national security -- and the camp of DeWine's Democratic challenger, Congressman Sherrod Brown, has launched a great ad spotlighting exactly that hypocrisy.
Have a look at the television ad, called Empty Chair:
Political writer Bob Geiger is the award-winning author of the Yellow Dog Blog and BobGeiger.com and specializes in coverage of the U.S. Senate. He won the 2005 Weblog Awards prize for Best New Blog and was a finalist in the Koufax Awards in 2005 for his column "I Know This Little Boy in New Orleans."
He is the coauthor of The Real McCain and his work has appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the New York Journal News. A contributing writer to The Huffington Post and Alternet, Bob also makes appearances to comment on Senate activity on many popular radio programs.