Political committee attacks Florida Republicans in new ad campaign - Florida Politics

Political committee attacks Florida Republicans in new ad campaign

A liberal political committee put out digital ads this week painting the GOP as dysfunctional after Senate Republicans failed to pass a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act.

American Bridge said it would run the ads in four states, including Florida, and will focus on targeting swing voters through social media.

“The Republican Congress isn’t working. It’s time for new leadership in Washington,” the ad reads.

The ads lead to a signup page asking viewers to add their name to a list of people who “demand new leadership in Washington.”

“Every Republican in Washington should be ashamed for spending the better part of 2017 pushing a plan to gut health care for the middle class in order to cut taxes for the rich,” the page reads.

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah said in a press release announcing the ads that D.C. Republicans “are mired in dysfunction, unable deliver on their campaign promises and beholden to a toxic legislative agenda. They are offering the country chaos when we need competence.”

“Kicking millions off of their insurance in order to cut taxes for the rich was a recipe for disaster from the start, and in the aftermath of last night’s failure, we’re going to hold Republicans accountable. Their failures underscore the need for new leadership in Washington that will work in a bipartisan fashion to address the country’s challenges,” he continued.

Senate Republicans were primed to pass healthcare legislation Thursday night, but Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain joined 48 Senate Democrats and longtime Republican holdouts Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Susan Collins in voting down the repeal bill.

An example of the ad running against Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo is below:

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and FloridaPolitics.com. While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.
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