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Republicans 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 5 key media 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 seven vulnerable Washington Republicans and Minority Leader McCarthy for being too weak to stand up to President Trump and the QAnon mob after Trump 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, as well as to targeted audiences online. Additionally, ads exposing Minority Leader McCarthy will run on Washington, DC cable.


This historically early investment from the DCCC comes as 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. Then, all but 10 Washington Republicans voted against holding President Trump responsible for his role in the deadly attack.

“Washington Republicans have made their choice – they chose 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 Washington Republicans are in power.”

While 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 Mike 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.
Then Trump and Republicans in Congress sided with the violent QAnon mob
Congressman Mike Garcia should have stood with us.
But he was a coward. He voted to protect Trump.
Congressman Mike Garcia. He stood with Q, not you.

Similar versions will play in targeted media markets exposing Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, Reps. Young Kim and Michelle Steel, Rep. Don Bacon, Rep Beth Van Duyne, Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.


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