AZ-08: Emergency-room physician Hiral Tipirneni (D) released her first digital ad of the general election, which highlights her physician’s oath to do no harm and care for her community. In the ad, she promises to do the same in Congress. (release)
CA-04: Former national security strategist Jessica Morse (D) unleashed her first TV ad of the general election, which highlights her record working with both Democratic and Republican administrations. The spot is running on broadcast and cable in the Sacramento, Fresno, and Reno markets. (release)
CA-10: The Congressional Leadership Fund launched its first TV and digital ad attacking investor Josh Harder (D) as a “shady San Francisco venture capitalist.” The ad is running on TV in the Sacramento market and throughout the district on digital platforms. (release)
FL-16: “On Friday, the DCCC will begin a $900,000 joint ad blitz with” attorney David Shapiro (D) “The spot highlights” Rep. Vern Buchanan’s (R) “purchase of a pricey yacht on the same day the House voted to pass a tax bill that benefited business owners such as him. ... National Democrats have entirely avoided airing any ads highlighting the many controversies that have enveloped President Trump personally. Luján said Thursday that that stance will continue.” (Washington Post)
IL-06: Rep. Peter Roskam’s (R) latest TV ad hits clean-energy entrepreneur Sean Casten (D) for lining “his own pockets with special-interest taxpayer handouts” as CEO and his past as a registered lobbyist. (NBC Chicago)
KS-03: Rep. Kevin Yoder (R) released another TV spot accusing attorney Sharice Davids (D) of wanting “to abolish all private employer-provided insurance” which could kick millions off their healthcare plans. (release)
ME-02: CLF’s new attack ad hits assistant state House Majority Leader Jared Golden (D) for voting to “to let welfare recipients use your tax dollars to buy tattoos, tobacco, alcohol – even lottery tickets.” (release)
NY-22: Rep. Claudia Tenney’s (R) new TV ad features a constituent praising her work to promote the Second Amendment by supporting the repeal of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) SAFE Act. (release)
NY-24: Rep. John Katko’s (R) latest TV ad features footage of Syracuse University professor Dana Balter (D) touting a plan to fund Medicare-for-all with a health care tax and blasts her as a Connecticut native. (Auburn Citizen)
“Balter is calling on the Republican's campaign to release the full video of her comments that she claims were taken out of context in the ad. Katko's commercial uses clips from a cellphone video of Balter's Auburn town hall meeting in May.” (Auburn Citizen)
PA-08: The NRCC dropped a TV ad accusing Rep. Matt Cartwright (D) of betraying the district through supporting higher taxes and his vote for a 2017 Medicare for All bill. (release)
TX-07: Rep. John Culberson’s (R) first TV ad features a constituent touting his work to “pick up the pieces” after Hurricane Harvey. “Literally he has done, every single thing that I’ve asked. We’re very, very blessed and grateful in that, and I can tell you my neighbors feel the same way,” the woman says in the ad. (release)
WA-08: WOMEN VOTE!, an EMILY’s List affiliate, and House Majority PAC dropped an attack ad on state Sen. Dino Rossi (R). “Rossi first showed up in Olympia, decades ago. He went to work! Health care stripped from 45,000 children. Raising bed taxes in nursing homes. Pushing tax breaks for corporations,” a narrator says in the spot. (release)
RESERVATIONS. CLF reported new ads buys in 5 districts: $194,000 in IA-03, $96,000 in NE-02, $431,000 in MN-03, $270,000 in CA-48, and $205,000 in NY-22.
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