Rep. Jeff Denham, who represents California’s 19th Congressional district, is suing Sacramento TV stations as well as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee saying both the stations and the DCCC refused to pull a :30 second spot he says lied about his record.

“Not only is the ad a flat-out lie, but it’s malicious, and they should be held accountable,” Denham told the Fresno Bee in a telephone interview Friday.

In the spot the announcer says, “In times of conflict, American troops have our backs. But that didn’t stop Jeff Denham from turning his back on them. With a government shutdown looming in Washington, Denham voted against a measure to guarantee our troops would still receive their pay. But Denham did protect his own paycheck.”  You can watch the ad after the jump. Read more