Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity announced a volley of direct mailers, digital ads and phone banking to spread the word on what the organization is thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Four issues got the spotlight in the newly announced ad buys: Reigning in federal spending, supporting a fix for the Dreamers, criminal justice reform and opposition to the Donald Trump Administration’s tariffs.
Chris Hudson, who will soon move up from his job as state director for the Florida branch of AFP, said the national org wanted to “take the opportunity to encourage lawmakers to join together and tackle our country’s toughest challenges.
“Before we celebrate the opportunities coming in the new year, there is critical work to be done in Washington — work that requires bipartisanship and principled leadership,” he continued. “Now is the time for Washington to rein in out-of-control spending, eliminate tariffs, and find a permanent solution for DREAMERS.
“We think hearing from their constituents will embolden these lawmakers to get bold solutions over the finish line before the year ends,” Hudson concluded.
Among the lawmakers benefiting from the ad buy is Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who was recently re-elected to represent Florida’s 1st Congressional District.
“Pumpkins grow on vines. Potatoes grown in the ground. Turkeys grow on farms. But thankfully, Matt Gaetz knows money doesn’t grow on trees,” one of the mailers reads.
“The federal government gobbled up over $4 trillion last year for the first time ever,” the reverse side says. “Representative Matt Gaetz voted against this out-of-control spending.”
The mailer then encourages constituents to give the second term Congressman a call to “thank him for standing up for our families and communities.”
The Gaetz mailer is below.