Bilingual Ad Campaign Spotlights 7 Biden District Republicans Voting “NO” On Accountability
Following the bipartisan passage of articles of impeachment against President Trump, the DCCC launched its first bilingual targeted ad campaign of the 2020 election. The customized video ads will run in the seven districts won by President-Elect Biden that are currently represented by Republicans who voted to give President Trump another chance to incite an insurrectionist mob.
Roll Call: Democrats launch ads aimed at Republicans who opposed impeachment
By Stephanie Akin | January 14, 2021
[…] The ads feature grayscale images of the Jan. 6 riots on the Capitol superimposed with text accusing the members, who are named, of voting “with the mob,” “against accountability” and of giving “Trump another chance to incite violence.”
The “four-figure” digital ad buy from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee means the campaign arm of House Democrats has already started the 2022 campaign. At the same point ahead of the 2018 midterms, the DCCC waited until March to start advertising. The subject chosen also indicates Democrats see impeachment as a particularly salient issue as they fight to retain control of the House.
“President Trump incited a QAnon mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol and left five Americans dead, including a police officer who was murdered. And now, after promoting the very same conspiracy theories that incited this mob, the vast majority of House Republicans caved to President [Donald] Trump, handing him yet another chance to incite violence against Americans he sees as the enemy, instead of supporting bipartisan articles of impeachment,” said DCCC spokesperson Cole Leiter. “This is not only wrong and un-American, but it will cost these representatives their jobs in 2020.”
The ads, aimed at web sites and social media platforms, will run in English and Spanish. The members targeted include three in California seats Democrats lost in 2020 — Reps. Mike Garcia, Young Kim and Michelle Steel — as well Reps. Maria Elvira Salazar, who flipped a seat in Florida, and Beth Van Duyne, who won an open seat. Also on the list are two veteran members the DCCC has tried and failed to defeat previously, Don Bacon of Nebraska and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania.
PA-01: Courier Times: DCCC targets Fitzpatrick’s ‘no’ vote of impeachment in campaign ad
Bucks County Courier Times | January 14, 2021
[…] With his vote against impeachment, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick has set off the campaign for his seat in this very purple pocket of Pennsylvania with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee wasting no time using his vote against him.
The DCCC said Thursday Fitzpatrick, who won reelection in November, will be the subject of its first targeted ad of the 2022 election. The ad highlights Fitzpatrick’s no vote to the second impeachment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
[…] “President Trump incited a QAnon mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol and left 5 Americans dead, including a police officer who was murdered. And now, after promoting the very same conspiracy theories that incited this mob, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick caved to President Trump, handing him yet another chance to incite violence against Americans he sees as the enemy, instead of supporting bipartisan articles of impeachment,” said DCCC spokeswoman Christine Bennett in a statement announcing the ad. “This is not only wrong and un-American, but it will cost Rep. Fitzpatrick his job in 2022.”
FL-27: FLAPOL: DCCC targets Republican Maria Elvira Salazar for opposing Donald Trump impeachment
Ryan Nicol | January 14, 2021
[…] The new DCCC ad campaign is focusing on Salazar and six Republican House colleagues who serve in districts where Democratic President-elect Joe Biden won in November. Those toss-up districts, including Salazar’s, are likely to be in play once again in 2022.
[…] In the meantime, DCCC Spokesperson Cole Leiter says his group is looking to put Republicans who opposed the effort on notice. “This is not only wrong and un-American, but it will cost Congresswoman Salazar her job in 2022,” Leiter said.
“President Trump incited a QAnon mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol and left 5 Americans dead, including a police officer who was murdered.”