The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) debuted a new Christmas-themed ad today against 40 House Democrats, among them four New Jersey Democrats, hitting them for rising inflation and high congressional spending.
“Twas the holiday season and all through the land, House Democrats’ spending was completely out of hand,” the ad’s narrator says. “Inflation was rising, a 40-year high, but Pelosi and her puppets did not bat an eye. Now gasoline and groceries are costing you more, and families are struggling like never before. Celebrating the Christmas season should not be this tough: tell your Democrat representative you’ve had enough.”
The four New Jersey representatives targeted are Reps. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown), Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff), Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes), and Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair). Other than a brief picture of the targeted representative alongside Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the 40 ads are identical in every way.
“Christmas will be harder for families this year thanks to the inflation crisis Democrats caused with their reckless spending,” NRCC chair and Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer said in a statement. “Americans can’t afford to foot the bill for Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden’s big government agenda any longer.”
The NRCC did not specify how much money is being put behind each ad, and in what medium they will air.
The four New Jersey Democrats targeted by the ads all represent currently competitive districts; each flipped their seat from Republicans in either 2016 or 2018, and won by less than 10 percentage points in 2020. But redistricting, which is still underway in New Jersey, could significantly reshape their districts and take one or more off the House playing field.