GOP Super PAC Invests in $1.5M Ad for Special Election in PA

A GOP super PAC just threw $1.5 million into a television ad for a special election which links Democrat Conor Lamb to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Congressional Leadership Fund’s (CLF) ad argues that Lamb is just another one of Pelosi’s little sheep who will support whatever she says.

“His name is Conor Lamb. But in Washington, he’d be one of Nancy Pelosi’s sheep,” the ad continues,  “Lamb would join the liberal flock and follow Pelosi’s lead, voting the straight liberal party line for Pelosi’s extreme agenda: higher taxes, wasteful spending, job-crushing regulations, a weaker military.”

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The Hill reports:

Lamb squares off against state Rep. Rick Saccone (R) in the March 13 special election. President Trump has already traveled to the state and endorsed the the GOP candidate.

The CLF has used Pelosi as a foil in past special elections and a memo the super PAC released on Wednesday found that she has underwater favorability ratings in 69 congressional districts that it surveyed.


CLF Executive Director Corry Bliss said, “Nancy Pelosi is the most unpopular, most toxic elected official in the country, and Conor Lamb is running to be her rubber stamp in Congress. Pennsylvanians deserve a proven conservative leader like Rick Saccone, who will stand up for Pennsylvania families and their values.”

Meanwhile, national Democrats had been weighing whether they want to get involved in the special election and are starting to ramp up their involvement to boost Lamb, a Marine veteran and former federal prosecutor.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will spend $69,000 on the initial ad buy, which will start next week and run for two weeks.

And Lamb’s campaign has been up on the air, booking about $100,000 in television time. The first TV ad pitched him as someone who will work across the aisle and support new leadership.

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