House Republicans focus on closing messages on economic frustrations

With nearly 40 days until the November midterm election, House Republicans are focusing their closing logic around the economy, laws passed as part of President Biden’s agenda for high inflation and worsening economic problems.

The latest seven ads from the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Super PAC backed by House Republican leadership, link House Democrats to Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and some of the ads argue that the Democratic nominee is enjoying a prosperous lifestyle while inflationary. remains high.

The ads were first shared with CBS News. The group has reserved at least $168 million in TV commercials for the general election.

An ad, in Spanish, criticizes Democratic Representative Henry Kueller of the 28th District of Texas for living in a Washington, D.C., condominium and says “Henry Kueller, in Washington, from Olvido de Nosotros” or “He forgot about us”. ends with “.

This footage uses Cuellar Posted in front of your childhood home In Las Lomas, Texas, the FBI raided him as part of investigations involving Azerbaijan and several American businessmen. Cuellar’s the lawyer has said It is not the target of investigation.

Other ads criticize Democrats for voting with Mr Biden’s agenda, and blame him for tax hikes caused by higher grocery bills and the Inflation Reduction Act.

“Pelosi can’t afford to lose Pappas, but we can’t afford to keep him,” said another ad targeting New Hampshire’s First District representative Chris Pappas.

The ads are running in five existing Democratic districts (Indiana’s First District, Nevada’s Third District, Kansas’s Third District, and the Cuellar and Pappas Districts). A Democratic challenger is running against Tony Vargas, who is challenging House Republican Rep. Don Bacon in Nebraska’s Second District. Another is for an open seat in Pennsylvania’s 17th, vacated by Democratic Representative Conor Lamb.

All districts are considered “tossed up” by the Cook Political Report, with the exception of the 28th district of Texas, which is tilted in the report as Democratic.

All but two of the seven ads are focused on the economy. In one for Pennsylvania’s 17th district, Democratic nominee Chris Deluzio tied to the “protect the police” movement through Pennsylvania’s 12th district candidate Summer Lee, a progressive who argued that police departments didn’t need more funding. Is.

In a statement, Deluzio called the ad a “lie” and said he doesn’t support protecting the police.

“I’m the only candidate wearing a uniform, carrying a gun in a dangerous place to keep Americans safe, and I’m proud to support unions representing police, firefighters, and others who fight to protect us.” Risking their lives, he said, his GOP rival Jeremy Schaefer has “opposed millions of dollars to fund law enforcement in our community.”

An running ad in Nevada’s Third District highlights how Democratic Rep. Susie Lee made up to $3.3 million in stock trades in the early months of the pandemic. According to Business Insider, Lee failed to properly disclose more than 200 individual stock transactions totaling between $267,000 and $3.3 million.

“Crime is on the rise, the economy is in free fall, and all Washington Democrats care about their left-wing political agenda,” said Calvin Moore, CLF’s director of communications. “Americans are seeing dire consequences for the reckless policies of the Democrats and are ready for a new leadership in November.”

The ad blitz comes as Republicans are projected to win this November, dwindling seats, according to CBS News Battleground Tracker, The tracker showed Republicans winning 230 seats in the July estimate, 226 in the August estimate, and 223 this month.

Democrats have shown some momentum in recent races, exceeding expectations in special elections to the House and proposed amendments to the ballot in kansasWhere voters vehemently rejected enabling the GOP-led legislature to impose further restrictions on abortion.

But more survey respondents found that the economy and inflation, two issues 94% of Republican voters say it is “very important” to them, rank higher in their vote than abortion.

When asked how many seats House Republicans would win, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, “Five makes up the majority.”

“But we want to compete everywhere from Rhode Island to Oregon, from California to Iowa and in between. I think we have the best candidates ever,” he told Congressional Correspondent Nicole Killian last Friday. When he launched House Republicans. Commitment to America” ​​plan.

“I have listened to Nancy Pelosi and the DCCC and believe they will maintain a majority and add seats. Nobody gives you a majority, you have to earn it,” he said. “The unfortunate thing is that the Democrats control everyone and they’ve come up with a lot of problems, and they don’t have a plan to fix it.”

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