New ad campaign targets five House Democrats over inflation

A conservative group focused on fighting President BidenJoe BidenJudge Rejects Trump’s Request to Delay Release of Jan.6 Papers Amid Appeal On Money: Biden’s Battle with Inflation Night Defense and National Security: Russia Concerns Increase MOREThe economic agenda launched a $ 100,000 ad campaign on Thursday targeting five Democratic lawmakers over rising consumer prices.

The Coalition to Protect American Workers, a group led by Mike penceMichael (Mike) Richard Pence Intermissions are coming: Will we get answers on January 6 before it’s too late? Jan.6 call logs show senior Justice Department officials spoke to Pence, White House subpoenas show Jan.6 panel’s focus on Trump’s plans MOREFormer Chief of Staff Marc Short is running the ads digitally in the local districts of five moderate House Democrats who have at times expressed reservations about the president’s $ 1.75 trillion economic and social spending plan.

Ads are directed at representatives. Stephanie murphyStephanie Murphy Budget scorer begins publishing estimates for Democrats’ massive spending plan CBO indicates lawmakers will have to wait for full score on social spending 12:30 The Hill Report: Democrats await CBO score for the bill on social spending MÁS (D-Fla.), Ed caseEdward (Ed) CaseMORE (D-Hawaii), Golden jaredJared Golden Lawsuits over CBO score put Friday’s House vote in jeopardy Democrats unite to send infrastructure bill to Biden’s desk Conservative group targeting moderate Democrats on spending of votes from the bills MORE (D-Maine), Josh Gottheimer (DNJ) and Kurt schraderWalter (Kurt) Kurt Schrader Budget scorer begins publishing estimates for Democrats’ massive spending plan CBO indicates lawmakers will have to wait for full score on social spending 12:30 Hill Report: Democrats await CBO score for social spending bill MORE (D-Pray.).

the 30 second ad focuses on the issue of inflation, with a voiceover saying that Biden “does not understand how badly inflation is affecting Americans,” as excerpts from news reports on consumer prices and cost appear on the screen. of your spending plan.

“If Congressional Democrats do not stop the Biden and Pelosi plan, many Americans will not be able to pay their heating bills this winter,” the ad warns.

The same five lawmakers were targeted by a Growth Club ad campaign urging them to oppose the approval of the Build Back Better plan that is making its way through Congress.

The latest ad campaign was launched a day after the Labor Department released statistics showing that consumer prices grew much faster than expected in October and that annual inflation had reached a 30-year high.

The consumer price index, which tracks inflation for a variety of basic goods and services, rose 0.9 percent last month and 6.2 percent in the 12-month period ending in October. The price increase was largely due to a 4.8 percent increase in energy costs and a 0.9 percent increase in food prices.

“Our polls have consistently shown that inflation and rising prices are the top concerns for voters across the country. As prices go up, consumers know that unnecessary government spending is not the way to reduce inflation. President Biden’s tax and spending plan will exacerbate the inflation crisis and make things worse for Americans at home, “Katie Miller, spokeswoman for the Coalition to Protect American Workers, said in a statement.

Biden and White House officials have argued that the passage of the $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill last week, along with the passage of a larger reconciliation bill with funding for climate programs, expanded care. health care, child and family care tax credits, and education initiatives will help lift many Americans out of poverty and ease inflation. They have insisted that the plan is paid for and will not stress the debt again.

But some moderate Democrats, including some of the targets of the Coalition to Protect American Workers, have expressed concern about moving too fast with such a large spending package with prices skyrocketing.

Murphy, Golden and Case were among the last to resist among Democrats who finally backed a compromise to pass the infrastructure bill last week and agreed to move forward with the broader reconciliation framework this month.

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