Washington, DC – Today, House Majority PAC launched new TV ads in 9 districts across the country: AZ-02, IA-03, KS-03, KY-06, MN-01, NJ-03, NJ-05, TX-23, and WA-08. The buys across these 9 districts total approximately $4.7 million with ads in 11 different media markets.
“Across the country, Republican candidates are pushing a toxic agenda that hurts hardworking families,” said House Majority PAC Communications Director Jeb Fain. “From increased health care costs to higher taxes, voters can’t afford these disastrous policies. They’ve had enough of Washington siding with the ultra-rich and leaving everyone else behind. From coast to coast, Americans are ready to vote for Democratic candidates who will make real progress lifting up the middle class.”
A description of the ads follows:
In AZ-02, the ad, titled “,” will begin running on cable and broadcast today in the Tucson media market with a buy of approximately $525,000 behind it. The ad spotlights how Lea Marquez Peterson would enable the Washington politicians who picked her and their toxic agenda over Arizonans. Marquez Peterson supports the GOP tax plan that gives 83 percent of the benefits to the ultra-rich while raising taxes on middle-class families and increasing the deficit by $1.9 trillion. To pay for this plan, Washington politicians want to cut billions from Medicare.
In IA-03, the ad, titled “,” will begin running on broadcast in the Des Moines media market and broadcast and cable in the Omaha media market with a buy of over $900,000 behind it. This ad slams David Young for failing to protect health care for hardworking families. Young took over $300,000 from insurance interests and voted for the GOP health care bill, which would gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions and impose a punishing “Age Tax” on older Iowans.
In KS-03, the ad, titled “,” will begin running on broadcast today in the Kansas City media market with a buy of approximately $419,000 behind it. This ad slams career politician Kevin Yoder for taking nearly half a million dollars from insurance interests and voting for a devastating health care plan that hurts hardworking Kansans. According to AARP, the plan would allow insurance companies to charge Americans aged 50-64 five times more than younger consumers.
In KY-06, the ad, titled “,” will begin running on broadcast and cable today in the Lexington media market with a buy of approximately $209,000 behind it. This ad features a Republican voter calling out Congressman Andy Barr for voting against Kentucky’s health care needs and taking millions from insurance and financial interests.
In MN-01, the ad, titled “,” will begin running on cable and broadcast today in both the Mankato and Rochester media markets with a buy of approximately $670,000 behind it. This ad showcases D.C. bureaucrat Jim Hagedorn’s health care plan that hurts hardworking Southern Minnesota families.
In NJ-03, the ad, titled “,” will begin running on cable and broadcast today in the Philadelphia media market and on cable in the New York City media market with a buy of approximately $320,000 behind it. This ad recaps Tom MacArthur’s long record of putting special interests over hardworking New Jersey families. MacArthur has taken hundreds of thousands from special interests and voted time and again against the middle class. He was the only New Jersey Congressman, Democrat or Republican, to vote for the GOP tax plan, which raises taxes on the middle class by limiting critical deductions that New Jerseyans depend on. MacArthur was also the chief architect of an amendment that strips protections for people living with pre-existing conditions and voted to impose a punishing “Age Tax” on older Americans.
In NJ-05, the ad, titled “,” will begin running on cable in the New York City media market with a buy of approximately $600,000 behind it. This ad exposes Republican John McCann for being a self-serving Tea Party-backed politician.
In TX-23, the ads, titled “” and “ ” will begin running in English and Spanish, respectively, on cable and broadcast today in the San Antonio media market with a buy of approximately $475,000 behind them. The ads call out Will Hurd for siding with his party over hardworking Texas families – voting to give massive tax cuts to the ultra-rich while raising taxes on the middle class.
In WA-08, the ad, titled “,” will begin running on cable and broadcast today in the Seattle media market with a buy of approximately $667,000 behind it. This ad slams Dino Rossi for his disastrous record failing the middle class. In Olympia, Rossi advocated for toxic policies that harm hardworking families. Rossi voted to strip health care coverage away from 45,000 children and raise taxes on nursing home beds. Meanwhile, on the campaign trail, he wholeheartedly supports the GOP tax plan, which gives tax breaks to the ultra-rich at the expense of the middle class.