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Mahoney draws fire

Rep. Tim Mahoney, who told The Hill newspaper that Congress "isn't the greatest job" he's had, is the target of a one-week radio buy ad launched by the National Republican Congressional Committee to target Democrats in 12 districts across the country.

The Palm Beach Gardens Democrat, who narrowly won the race to succeed disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley, is considered one of the party's most endangered members.

The ads seek to draw a "direct connection between so-called moderate members and their liberal speaker, Nancy Pelosi," according to the NRCC.

The ads, airing on news and talk radio, seek to drive traffic to the group's website, www.TheRealDemocratStory.com.

The Palm Beach area district leans Republican and Mahoney has sought to portray himself as a moderate, joining the House's fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition.

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