A conservative super PAC is investing heavily in cable and digital ads aimed at unseating Reps. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) and Andy Kim (D- Moorestown) in New Jersey by tying them to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a $3.5 trillion infrastructure spending plan.
The American Action Network announced on Wednesday that they would spend $500,000 in the Malinowski’s 7th district and $230,000 in Kim’s 3rd urging both Democratic congressmen to vote against the bill, which passed the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support on Tuesday.
That brings the total spent by AAN in the two districts to about $1.6 million so far this year.
The group will also spend $35,000 in New Jersey’s 6th district, where House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-Long Branch) is seeking re-election to the seat he has held since 1988.
The ads are identical, except for the endings which call out Malinowski, Kim and Pallone by name and use their images.
Script for NJ-7: “First DC liberals spent trillions. Now Americans face record inflation, paying more for gas and groceries. A hidden tax on the working class. Now Nancy Pelosi and her liberal allies are pushing new tax hikes. Trillions on more spending, and another socialist health care plan to control what medicines you can get – a socialist prescription we can’t afford. Call Tom Malinowski. Tell him to oppose Pelosi’s Socialist agenda.”
“Inflation is already stretching families’ paychecks thinner than ever, and now Nancy Pelosi and her allies are running to take even more from their wallets with enormous tax increases and trillions for their far-left political priorities,” said Dan Conston, the AAN president. “Liberal policies have brought disastrous consequences for workers from rising prices to a crippling labor shortage, the last thing we need are tax hikes that further hurt the economy and a takeover of the prescription drug market.”
The $765,000 expenditure is part of a $5 million ad buy that will touch 39 districts across the U.S. as Republicans seek to reverse the five-seat Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 mid-term election.