February 2, 2021

The DCCC launched a $500,000 TV and digital ad campaign today accusing Republicans of “Standing with Q and Not With You”. The 30-second spots feature images of the Capitol terror attack. Via the New York Times:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Tuesday began a $500,000 advertising campaign on television and online tying eight House Republicans, including Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, to Ms. Greene and QAnon, an effort to force them to make a public affirmation about Ms. Greene.

“Congressman Don Bacon,” an ominous-sounding voice intones in the ad targeting the Nebraska Republican, “he stood with Q, not you.”

The strategy is similar to the one Republicans employed against Democrats last summer during the protests over racial injustice, when they sought to paint all Democrats as in favor of defunding the police, including President Biden, who repeatedly said he did not favor it.

In releasing the QAnon-focused ads this week, Democrats are striking at a raw nerve in the Republican Party. Ms. Greene’s radical pronouncements — she indicated support for executing Democratic politicians several years ago — have alarmed even Republicans as well as Democrats. On Monday, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader, said the “loony lies and conspiracy theories” embraced by Ms. Greene amounted to a “cancer” on the party.

The ads will target:

- #CA25 Mike Garcia
- #CA39 Young Kim
- #CA48 Michelle Steel
- #FL27 Maria Elvira Salazar
-#NE02 Don Bacon
- #PA01 Brian Fitzpatrick
- #TX24 Beth Van Duyne
- Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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