DGA Ad Says Scott Will Raise Taxes on Middle Class

State Democrats are accusing Scott of coordinating with the RGA.

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Zach C. Cohen
Sept. 21, 2016, 7:39 a.m.

The DGA-backed group Our Ver­mont is run­ning its second TV ad at­tack­ing Lt. Gov. Phil Scott (R), say­ing he fa­vors “cut­ting taxes on … the rich and sup­por­ted rais­ing taxes on middle-class Ver­monters.” The ad is backed by a $75,000 buy in the Bur­l­ing­ton mar­ket, ac­cord­ing to a DGA spokes­man.

The nar­rat­or: “Some­times things that look good aren’t good for you.” (Hot­line re­port­ing)

BIG PIC­TURE. Scott and groups sup­port­ing him outaired Demo­crat­ic groups in the last month, ac­cord­ing to Kantar Me­dia/CMAG data ana­lyzed by the Wes­ley­an Me­dia Pro­ject. (re­lease)

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. “The Ver­mont Demo­crat­ic Party filed a cam­paign fin­ance com­plaint with the at­tor­ney gen­er­al’s of­fice Tues­day al­leging that the Re­pub­lic­an Gov­ernors As­so­ci­ation im­prop­erly co­ordin­ated with … Scott’s cam­paign in pro­du­cing tele­vi­sion ads. … In the com­plaint, party Ex­ec­ut­ive Dir­ect­or Con­or Ca­sey al­leges the close-up shots of Scott in the ads in­dic­ate the lieu­ten­ant gov­ernor must have been aware of the RGA crew. The ads also fea­ture crisp au­dio of Scott speak­ing.” (VT­Dig­ger)


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