House Majority PAC Hitting Three Republicans On Immigration

July 18, 2013

House Majority PAC is targeting three of their top Republican targets on immigration reform with new Spanish-language television ads.

The ads will hit Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Gary Miller (R-Calif.) and Joe Heck (R-Nev.) for their opposition to various planks of immigration reform, including the DREAM Act and the Senate-passed immigration reform package.

“Mike Coffman, we’re watching. … Will you continue to side with extremists who oppose reform? Or will you finally represent us?” a narrator says in the ad running against Coffman.

The ads will run for two weeks on Spanish-language broadcast networks in Los Angeles, Denver, and Las Vegas, and they’re backed by a relatively small buy of $175,000.

The spot targeting Miller notes that the congressman pulled a handful of videos from his YouTube page in which he discusses his staunchly conservative views on immigration reform. It quotes him, from one of the pulled clips, asking “How do you justify having 15 million people unemployed in this country and having 8 million illegals in this country taking those jobs?”

The congressmen are three of the PAC’s nine top targets in 2014, and all three are running for reelection in heavily Hispanic districts, meaning their positions on immigration will likely play prominently in their races.