The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) on Saturday announced a Facebook ad campaign going after red-state Democrats over the government shutdown.
The auto-play ads will be geo-targeted on Facebook to the home states of the 10 Senate Democrats up for reelection this year in states carried by President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE in 2016. The ads will run for the duration of the government shutdown.
“Senate Democrats shut down the government for purely political reasons, but their partisan games will have real consequences for our troops, children and senior citizens,” Katie Martin, the NRSC communications director, said in a statement.
“The Schumer Shutdown threatens health insurance for 8.9 million children and cuts off funding for critical national security and domestic programs, and voters will hold red state Democrats accountable in November.”
The ads are targeting Sens. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinTrump administration seeks to use global aid for nuclear projects Shelley Moore Capito wins Senate primary West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice wins GOP gubernatorial primary MORE (W.Va.), Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn Heitkamp70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents Susan Collins set to play pivotal role in impeachment drama Pro-trade group launches media buy as Trump and Democrats near deal on new NAFTA MORE (N.D.), Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinBiden launches program to turn out LGBTQ vote We need a ‘9-1-1’ for mental health — we need ‘9-8-8’ Democrats introduce bill to rein in Trump’s power under Insurrection Act MORE (Wis.), Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterSenate confirms Trump’s watchdog for coronavirus funds Montana barrels toward blockbuster Senate fight The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip MORE (Mont.), Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick Casey21 senators urge Pentagon against military use to curb nationwide protests Overnight Health Care: Trump says US ‘terminating’ relationship with WHO | Cuomo: NYC on track to start reopening week of June 8 | COVID-19 workplace complaints surge 10 things to know today about coronavirus MORE Jr. (Pa.), Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowSheldon Whitehouse leads Democrats into battle against Trump judiciary Bill aims to help farmers sell carbon credits Senate Democrats pump brakes on new stimulus checks MORE (Mich.), Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillMissouri county issues travel advisory for Lake of the Ozarks after Memorial Day parties Senate faces protracted floor fight over judges amid pandemic safety concerns Amash on eyeing presidential bid: ‘Millions of Americans’ want someone other than Trump, Biden MORE (Mo.), Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyEx-Sen. Joe Donnelly endorses Biden Lobbying world 70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents MORE (Ind.), Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonNASA, SpaceX and the private-public partnership that caused the flight of the Crew Dragon Lobbying world The most expensive congressional races of the last decade MORE (Fla.) and Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownHillicon Valley: Senators raise concerns over government surveillance of protests | Amazon pauses police use of its facial recognition tech | FBI warns hackers are targeting mobile banking apps Democratic senators raise concerns over government surveillance of protests Some realistic solutions for income inequality MORE (Ohio).
Four of those Democrats — Manchin, Heitkamp, McCaskill and Donnelly — joined with most Republicans in voting for a House-passed stopgap funding measure late Friday to keep the government open. However, the measure fell short of the 60 votes necessary to succeed.
The Democratic National Committee on Saturday announced its own ad campaign targeting five Republican senators — two of whom are up for reelection this year — who the committee argues caused the government shutdown. Those ads will also run for the duration of the shutdown.
Both Republicans and Democrats argue the other party is responsible for the government funding lapse, which began at midnight when the Senate failed to pass a short-term spending bill.
The Republican National Committee has employed the hashtag #SchumerShutdown to blame Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerOvernight Health Care: US showing signs of retreat in battle against COVID-19 | Regeneron begins clinical trials of potential coronavirus antibody treatment | CMS warns nursing homes against seizing residents’ stimulus checks Schumer requests briefing with White House coronavirus task force as cases rise Schumer on Trump’s tweet about 75-year-old protester: He ‘should go back to hiding in the bunker’ MORE (D-N.Y.) and Democrats for the closure. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party says Trump is responsible.
Lawmakers have spent weeks taking part in discussions to reach an agreement over a funding bill. Immigration and health care have been sticking points in the talks, which have yet to yield a solution to the government closure.
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