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)