AAN Launches New $1M Ad Blitz Touting Tax Plan

Liberal groups are urging the DCCC not to play against progressives in primary battles.

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Ally Mutnick
March 5, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

American Action Network is launching a $1 million campaign promoting the Republican tax overhaul, beginning with a TV and digital ad blitz in 24 congressional districts. The 30-second spot features a working mom praising the “bonus and bigger paycheck” she got from the tax cut. (release)

INTRAPARTY BATTLE. “Liberal groups are calling on the” DCCC to “‘stop attacking progressives,’ and Republicans are seizing on the division as a theme they hope to exploit. Three grassroots groups say the” committee “is trying to push candidates toward ‘moderation’ when they believe progressive policies will win elections. Justice Democrats, CREDO, and Our Revolution launched a series of petitions against the DCCC Chairman” Ben Ray Lujan. (USA Today)

YOUTH VOTE. A “growing number of universities are using their institutional power to increase student turnout on their campuses, spurred by a desire to develop students into better citizens. And schools like the University of Michigan are armed with data showing them for the first time which kinds of students are voting and which are not, so they can target their efforts and measure which strategies work. … about three dozen House races considered competitive this year were won in 2016 by margins smaller than the number of college students living in the district.” Among them: Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA 49), Claudia Tenney (R-NY 22) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL 07). (New York Times)

MONEY MATTERS. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy transferred $1.2 million to the NRCC in February. “He’s now given the party committee more than $7 million this cycle. Team McCarthy says this is more than any majority leader has transferred in cycle.” Meanwhile House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley “raised $900,000 for 12 Democratic candidates Thursday at the kick off fundraising event for his joint fundraising committee the ‘Better Days Fund.’” (Politico)


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