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Chamber to Run Tax Law Ads in Arizona, Tennessee

SLF made a $1M buy in Montana for the week of Oct. 23.

Oct. 11, 2018, 11:23 a.m.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will run digital and TV ads on the passage of the Republican tax law in Arizona and Tennessee.

The ad highlights support that the law received from Reps. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and urges viewers to call the congresswomen to tell them to fight to “make the tax cuts permanent.” (The Hill)

FL SEN: Campaigns and their supporters usually stop running negative ads in the midst of natural disasters like hurricanes. But in this election season with Hurricane Michael bearing down on Florida, “the Democratic super PAC backing Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) began running a negative commercial in strike-zone markets calling his opponent Gov. Rick Scott a dishonest ‘shady millionaire who doesn’t look out for you.’ Also in those markets, a Republican super PAC supporting Scott is attacking Nelson in ad for being ‘an empty suit.’” (Politico)

IN SEN: Senate Majority PAC is running two ads in Indiana that claim former state Rep. Mike Braun (R) is lying about his company’s overseas ties. In one ad, a steelworker who lost his job because of oversea outsourcing says, “Braun says his auto parts are American-made. But the truth’s right on the box. ‘Made in China.’”

The other ad uses audio of Braun saying, “We buy their products. I don’t know where they get it made. We distribute them,” following it up with the Made in China label.
Voiceover: “And his company’s website has a button that translates to Chinese. So whether you’re counting in Chinese currency or U.S. dollars, it all adds up to millionaire Mike Braun getting really rich. And lying to you.”

Senate Leadership Fund is launching an ad campaign against Sen. Joe Donnelly (D) claiming that his family business outsourced jobs to Mexico where they underpaid workers. “The $1.7 million buy will run statewide on a combination of broadcast and cable television, radio and digital.” (release)

MN SEN: Sen. Tina Smith (D) released an ad focused on health care.

Smith: “I’ve traveled all across Minnesota listening to people. The cost of health care is a huge burden for families, but without it? Minnesotans can’t live the kind of lives they want to live.”

Smith goes on to say that she is fighting to lower health care and prescription drug costs and protect coverage of pre-existing conditions. (release)

MO SEN: SLF is running an ad against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) that claims that she is using her political position for financial gain.

Voice-over: “12 years of using government to enrich herself. Like when McCaskill’s family’s business used their private plane as collateral with a financing deal with a bank. A month later, McCaskill co-sponsored legislation to exempt the very same bank from regulation. Good deal for Claire and the bank.” (release)

MT SEN: SLF made a $1 million ad buy for the week of Oct. 23. (Politico)

ND SEN: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) is out with an ad that laments the level of hyperpartisanship in today’s politics and talks about how she “puts party aside.”

Heitkamp: “...Every day I see how neither political party understands North Dakota. Too many Democrats don’t appreciate our commitment to faith and self-reliance or recognize that we know how to handle guns safely. And while Republicans too often side with the powerful, Democrats too often judge how we live.”

It’s part of a six figure ad buy running on broadcast and cable TV and also digitally. (release)

The Senate Leadership fund is launching an ad campaign against Heitkamp that claims she is hiding a liberal voting record from North Dakotans. “The $400,000 buy will run statewide on a combination of broadcast and cable television, radio and digital.” (release)

OH SEN: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) released an ad that claims Rep. Jim Renacci (R) was caught trying to avoid paying taxes and was “forced to pay over a million dollars in back taxes and interest.” (release)

TN SEN: Former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) released an ad featuring women that worked with him that refutes Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s (R) ad that his administration turned a blind eye to sexual harassment claims.

The women say that Bredesen had a “zero tolerance policy” towards harassment and that Blackburn is a “liar.” (release)

WI SEN: State Sen. Leah Vukmir (R) is out with an ad that attempts to tie Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) to the Tomah VA Medical Center scandal which included the overprescribing of opioids to veterans.

Voice-over: “A government report exposed the abuses to Tammy Baldwin, and a whistleblower called for help. Days turned into weeks. Weeks turned into months. Tammy Baldwin knew lives were at risk. But she did nothing, and hired Hillary Clinton's lawyer to cover it up.” (release)

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