The conservative group Club for Growth announced on Friday that it had launched digital ads against five Democrats, pressuring their constituents to have their members vote against a $ 1.75 trillion social spending bill.
“The prices of gasoline, groceries, cars, housing, all skyrocket. Josh gottheimerJoshua (Josh) Gottheimer The budget scorer begins posting estimates for the Democrats’ massive spending plan. Navy veteran issues a challenge to Gottheimer in New Jersey. relented. He promised to prevent the left from raising our taxes, now he says he will vote “yes.” Tell Gottheimer: ‘Don’t betray us. Vote not as promised ‘”, a digital ad He says.
The Club for Growth ad purchase comes amid a Labor Department report that showed inflation had hit a 30-year high. The Consumer Price Index, which tracks inflation for various goods and services, rose 0.9 percent last month and 6.2 percent in the 12-month period ending in October.
The latest figures from the Labor Department prompted a statement from the senator. Joe manchinJoe ManchinOvernight Energy & Environment – Presented by ExxonMobil – Manchin Criticizes New Spending Bill Provision Climate Change – Hope for How (Literally) Save the World On The Money – IRS Chief Calls for Reinforcements MORE (DW.Va.), a moderate and key player in the 50-50 Senate. Manchin claimed that lawmakers in Washington could no longer ignore inflation.
Similar versions of the digital ad also target reps. Ed caseEdward (Ed) CaseMORE (D-Hawaii), Stephanie murphyStephanie MurphyNew ad campaign targets five House Democrats for inflation. (D-Fla.), Kurt schraderWalter (Kurt) Kurt SchraderNew ad campaign targets five House Democrats for inflation. The budget accountant begins publishing estimates for the Democrats’ massive spending plan. (D-Pray.) And Kathleen RiceKathleen Maura Rice 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 score of the CBO for the bill on social spending MÁS (DN.Y.) Club for Growth said the five digital ads were launched in all five congressional districts and were part of a larger $ 2.5 million media purchase.
“These five Democrats promised their constituents that they would vote against Biden’s radical tax and spending bill and are now betraying them,” Growth Club president David McIntosh said in a statement. “With prices skyrocketing across the country, American families don’t want more government spending that will only worsen inflation.”
The five Democrats targeted released a joint statement earlier this month saying they would vote on the social spending bill if fiscal information from the Congressional Budget Office aligned with the White House estimates.
Gottheimer was optimistic earlier this week that the two sources of tax information would “match up.”
“We received a lot of data last week from the Treasury Department and the White House and some initial analysis from the Congressional Budget Office. We expect to receive more in the next seven to 10 days, “the moderate Democrat told the” State of the Union “co-host. Dana bashDana BashGranholm Says Biden ‘Looking’ To Take Advantage Of Strategic Reserve As Fuel Prices Rise New York City’s Incoming Mayor On Businesses Accepting Bitcoin: ‘Let’s See It’ Democrats Shift Focus To Spending Package After infrastructure approval MORE on CNN.
“We hope that everything matches what was presented and we will move on. That’s what I think is going to happen, “he added.
The CBO began publishing estimates for the social spending bill earlier this week for four of the House committee bills, noting that no money would be added to the deficit after 10 years in the areas tested.
The Hill has reached out to the offices of the five Democrats for comment.