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Rep. Mike Garcia Who “Stood With Q” Exposed in DCCC’s First TV Campaign of 2022 Cycle

More than $500,000 TV and digital ad campaign will target 6 key markets

Today, DCCC Chair Sean Patrick Maloney announced the DCCC’s first major TV and digital campaign of the 2022 Election Cycle. The campaign exposes Congressman Garcia, along with six other vulnerable Washington Republicans for being too weak to stand up to President Trump and the QAnon mob after he whipped them into a murderous frenzy, making it clear that each “stood with Q, not you.” The 30-second TV ads and digital spots will play across key local broadcast and cable stations in Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Omaha, and Washington, DC, as well as to targeted audiences across digital platforms.

This historically early investment from the DCCC comes as Congressman Garcia and Washington Republicans continue to show they are too weak to stop the QAnon mob’s takeover of their party. The ad specifically spotlights the clearest example of that takeover. On January 6, President Trump and his top enablers in Congress whipped their supporters into a violent mob, then caved to their QAnon mob’s demands just hours after the mob murdered a police officer, when two thirds of the House Republican Caucus voted against recognizing a free and fair election.

“Rep. Mike Garcia has made their choice – choosing to cave to the murderous QAnon mob that has taken over their party,” said DCCC Chair Sean Patrick Maloney. “Washington Republicans are trying to have it both ways – refusing to hold those responsible for the attack on the Capitol accountable, offering nothing but empty words after years of hyping up lies and conspiracy theories. There is no middle ground, but their actions have made one thing clear — no American will be safe from the QAnon mob if Garcia’s party is in power.”

While Garcia and Washington Republicans may not recognize the threat the QAnon mob poses to our country, the American people do. New polling conducted on behalf of the DCCC by ALG and GBAO shows that QAnon holds a 68% name ID among voters in battleground districts, with an overwhelming negative perception: 5% favorable, 63% unfavorable. With more than 21 months to go before the election, and Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene as the most prominent faces of their caucus, voters’ familiarity with QAnon will only grow, while Republicans in Washington carry the mark.

SCRIPT for “Stood” targeting Congressman Garcia in CA-25:

“QANON. A conspiracy theory born online. Took over the Republican Party. Sent followers to Congress. And with Donald Trump, incited a mob that attacked the Capitol and murdered a cop. When Trump and the Republicans in Congress sided with the violent QAnon mob, Congressman Mike Garcia should’ve stood with us, but he was a coward. He voted to protect Trump. Congressman Mike Garcia: he stood with Q, not with you.”

Similar versions will play spotlighting Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, Rep. Young Kim, Rep Michelle Steel, Rep. Don Bacon, Rep Beth Van Duyne, and Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar.


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