Congressman asks Geithner to review Chrysler's Super Bowl ad buy - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

By Michael O’Brien

A Nevada congressman wrote Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to review Chrysler’s decision to run an expensive ad during this year’s Super Bowl.

Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) wrote Geithner to express concern over the automaker’s decision to spend on advertising after having received billions in government assistance and having undergone bankruptcy in the pass year.

“While I certainly support Chrysler’s freedom to run its business and make independent advertising decisions, I wanted to express my concern, and that of my constituents, about this expensive choice and encourage your review,” Heller wrote Geithner on Monday.

“I urge you to review this decision on behalf of the taxpayers who have funded the loans to Chrysler and urge the company to reconsider,” he added.