From Club for Growth Action super PAC press release:
New Ads in 10 Congressional Districts on Proposed $3 Trillion in New Taxes & Spending
Joe Kildea | September 15, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Club for Growth will release TV advertisements in 10 congressional districts focusing on out-of-control spending, inflation, and the $3 trillion tax increase proposed by Biden and the Democrats in the reconciliation bill. The ads will run for one week, beginning on Thursday, September 16. This is the first phase of what will be a $2 million campaign opposing the Biden/Pelosi $3 trillion tax bill.
The ads will run in nine districts held by persuadable Democrats and one held by a Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Kinzinger has sided with Biden and Pelosi numerous times including the so-called infrastructure bill and spending.
Fox’s Paul Steinhauser published an exclusive report on the ads and recent Club for Growth PAC polling.
“Washington is out of touch with America.
“Democrats and even some Republicans need to realize that their constituents will roundly reject the out-of-control spending and $3 trillion increase in taxes.”Club for Growth President David McIntosh, press release 9/15/21
- FL-07: Stephanie Murphy (D)
- GA-07: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)
- IL-16: Adam Kinzinger (R)
- ME-02: Jared Golden (D)
- NJ-05: Josh Gottheimer (D)
- NV-03: Susie Lee (D)
- TX-15: Vicente Gonzalez (D)
- TX-28: Henry Cuellar (D)
- TX-34: Filemon Vela (D)
- VA-07: Abigail Spanberger (D)
Note from John Lopez: The ads, titled “Pickpocket”, will be run as Independent Expenditures (IE) in the 10 congressional districts targeted above. Since the Wednesday press release, no Federal Election Commission (FEC) Form 24 has been filed, so it is unknown how much will be spent in any of the congressional districts, and how (through TV or digital ad buys).
The IL-16 version of “Pickpocket” was released on YouTube on Wednesday:
The Club for Growth Action super PAC, at this point, has not endorsed any candidate running against Kinzinger, so the IE is solely an opposition IE against Kinzinger.
The Reconciliation bill passed out of the House Ways & Means Committee this week, on a nearly straight party line vote, with Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D, FL-07) voting against it.