Tony Strickland – “Stripes”
HOUSE MAJORITY PAC, SEIU TO BEGIN AIRING SPOT CALLING STRICKLAND WRONG FOR VENTURA COUNTRY
Ad Part Of Six-Figure Buy That Will Continue Through Election Day
Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) announced that the groups would begin running a TV ad that criticizes Tony Strickland for trying to change his Tea Party stripes to appeal to moderate Ventura County voters.
The spot, entitled “Stripes,” begins running today and will continue through Election Day.
“Stripes” is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0wuJcKMQKg.
“Try as he might, Tony Strickland just can’t run away from his Tea Party record,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “Whether it’s voting against stem cell research, earning a zero from Planned Parenthood or supporting tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, it’s clear that Tea Party Tony doesn’t reflect Ventura County values.”
“Tony Strickland’s record has shown, like too many others in Congress, can talk a good talk but can’t come close to walking the walk,” said Courtni Pugh, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director. “Middle class and working families across Ventura County are focused on putting food on the table, keeping a roof over their head and keeping America moving forward. This November voters have a chance to stop Tony Strickland and his extremist Tea Party agenda from standing in the way.”
House Majority PAC spent approximately $700,000 in the CA-26 primary this spring – the bulk of which was dedicated to airing this ad on behalf of Julia Brownley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miJ8C2caJhI. And thus far during the general election, House Majority PAC has spent nearly $200,000 in mail to voters.
House Majority PAC Announces Millions in CA-26, NY-18 TV Reservations
In Total, House Majority PAC – in conjunction with SEIU – Has Reserved Nearly $25 Million to Hold Extreme Republicans Accountable
Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC today announced $2.2 million worth of additional television ad reservations in CA-26 and NY-18, two top Democratic pickup opportunities.
House Majority PAC already announced, in conjunction with SEIU, over $22 million in reservations ($18.5 million from House Majority PAC and $3.7 million from SEIU) in 43 markets across the country.
“House Majority PAC’s ever-expanding paid media campaign will take the fight to Republican House members and candidates over their support for radical and out of touch policies,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “And now, with Paul Ryan, the author of the budget plan that ends Medicare while cutting taxes for the wealthy, on the GOP presidential ticket, these Republicans have even more to answer for.”
The following is the list of additional markets in which House Majority PAC is reserving time along with the approximate size of the reservation:
Los Angeles – $1 million
New York – $1.2 million
House Majority PAC spent approximately $700,000 in the CA-26 primary this spring – the bulk of which was dedicated to airing this ad on behalf of Julia Brownley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miJ8C2caJhI.
And earlier this month in NY-18, House Majority PAC released a poll that shows Sean Patrick Maloney essentially tied with Nan Hayworth: http://www.thehousemajoritypac.com/press/2012/08/02/sean-patrick-maloney-tied-with-nan-hayworth-in-house-majority-pacseiu-ny-18-poll/
House Majority PAC Congratulates Julia Brownley on Becoming Democratic Nominee in CA-26
Dem Super PAC Spent Over $700,000 on Race, Including $600,000 on Airing TV Ad Promoting Brownley
Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC, which spent over $700,000 on the California 26th District primary, including over $600,000 airing a TV ad supporting Democrat Julia Brownley, today congratulated Brownley on becoming the Democratic nominee.
“Congratulations to Julia Brownley on becoming the Democratic nominee in California’s 26th Congressional District,” said House Majority PAC Executive Director Alixandria Lapp. “This district represents a prime Democratic pick-up opportunity in the fall and we look forward to the race that Brownley will wage against her right-wing Republican opponent.”
Why is the 26th District a key Democratic pick-up opportunity in November?
- There are more registered Democrats than there are Republicans.
- The district has a solid Democratic performance index.
- The primary electorate leaned Republican, as it traditionally does, and the Republican candidate held a name identification advantage over other candidates – neither factor will hold true this fall.
Julia Brownley – “Only One”
House Majority PAC today is announcing a six-figure paid advertising campaign in California’s 26th Congressional District.
The TV ad, entitled “Only One,” promotes Democrat Julia Brownley, who is in a competitive, multi-party race in advance of California’s nonpartisan, top-two primary on June 5. The ad begins running today and will continue for a week.
“When they go to the polls in November,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC, “California voters deserve more than a choice between a right-wing state senator and a politically-expedient county supervisor who spent 14 years as a registered Republican before changing registration only months ago just as she announced her candidacy.”
This district includes much of the territory that was formerly represented by Rep. Elton Gallegly, who is retiring. It is a Democratic-leaning district and is a top California pickup opportunity for Democrats in November.
New CA-26 Poll Shows Most Voters Don’t Believe Elton Gallegly Deserves Reelection
The House Majority PAC today released a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll that shows Representative Elton Gallegly in serious jeopardy of losing reelection.
In California’s newly redrawn 26th Congressional District, only 42% of voters would like to reelect Elton Gallegly, while 48% would prefer someone else. Just 40% have a favorable opinion of the Republicans in Congress, with 47% holding a negative one.
“Republican incumbents such as Elton Gallegly running in swing districts are in serious trouble and Republican control of the House is in serious jeopardy,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of the House Majority PAC. “Come next November, California voters will hold Gallegly and House Republicans accountable for failing to fight for middle class families.”
In total, the House Majority PAC released 12 polls in 12 targeted Republican House districts in the states of Arkansas, California, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Each of the House districts polled has completed the redistricting process. These post-redistricting polls demonstrate that Democrats will have a slew of opportunities as we seek to pick up 25 seats and win back the House including against Republicans such as Gallegly who previously had safe districts.
Public Policy Polling conducted this survey on behalf of House Majority PAC between October 19th and 23rd. In CA-26 600 registered voters were interviewed with a margin of error of +/-4.0%. To learn more, visit the House Majority PAC website.