WASHINGTON -- For Rep.
Miller is among seven
Many more ads are expected because Miller is regarded as among the most vulnerable House Republicans, a top Democratic target who represents a heavily Latino district won by President
Miller said in a statement that he will "closely examine the merits and consequences of any proposal the
The 30-second ad, which will run for about a week, opens with scenes of the
Miller, elected to
A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups on Thursday also announced plans to target nine Republican-held congressional districts, including those of Miller, Howard (Buck) McKeon of Santa Clarita,
Denham and Valadao, who represent heavily Latino districts that rely on immigrants to pick crops, recently joined Democrats in support of a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.
Eddie Carmona, campaign manager for the the PICO Action Fund, which is participating in the so-called Cost of Inaction program, said the groups included Denham and Valadao to keep the heat on them to press their leadership for a vote.
"We have shown we are willing to support and thank Denham and Valadao and will do so for any of the other seven Republicans we are targeting that step up and lead, but we want to make it clear that we will not settle for half measures that still leave our families hurting come elections next year," Carmona said.
The ads targeting Miller and some of his Republican colleagues come after the