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Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) at the Flemington Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival on August 4, 2018. (Phot: NJ Globe).

DCCC launches new ad vs. Lance

Spending ‘six figures’ to hit GOP Congressman on guns, abortion

By David Wildstein, September 25 2018 9:53 am

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has begun airing a new six-figure TV ad, “Times Changed,” which focuses on the voting record of Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton).

The ad will run on New York City television.

The ad hits Lance, a five-term incumbent, on voting to block legislation that would stop people with mental illness from purchasing firearms, his support from the National Rifle Association after voting to repeal New Jersey’s ban on semi-automatic weapons, and his opposition to a woman’s right to choose – including eight votes to defund Planned Parenthood.

Lance faces Democrat Tom Malinowski, a former Assistant U.S. Secretary of State in the Obama administration, for New Jersey’s 7th  district house seat.

“This ad makes clear to New Jersey voters that Congressman Lance is exactly what they hate about Washington D.C.—a typical politician who puts his own interests and agenda ahead of their families,” said DCCC Spokesman Evan Lukaske. “From voting against common sense gun violence prevention measures to attacking women’s health care, Lance has demonstrated time and again he’s not looking out for his constituents. Lance is exactly what’s wrong with Washington, and voters are ready for change.”

The ad:

Narrator: “Times have changed.”
News anchor: “Here’s what we know at this hour. At least 17 people have been killed.”
Narrator: “After Sandy Hook, Leonard Lance voted to allow people with serious mental illnesses to buy guns and his vote to repeal New Jersey’s assault weapons ban helped earn him an “A” from the NRA.”
News anchor: “President promised to overturn Roe v. Wade.”
Narrator: “Lance also opposes a woman’s right to choose and he voted 8 times to defund Planned Parenthood.”
“There’s too much at stake to send Lance back to Congress.”


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