ICYMI: CLF Releases 18 Television And Digital Ad Campaigns In 15 Congressional Districts

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WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Congressional Leadership Fund (), the super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership, released 18 television and digital ad campaigns in 15 congressional districts across the country this past week. See highlights of this week’s ad coverage below.

WI-01
Playbook
POLITICO
Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
9/18/18

In the ad, James Bryce says: “When people refer to police officers as terrorists, that hits a little close to home. I don’t think people want to be represented by someone who’s shown contempt for those in law enforcement. That’s one of the many reasons why I’m voting for Bryan Steil for Congress.”

Watch the ad, “James Bryce,” here.

WI-01
Republican super PAC attacks Bryce over arrest record
Associated Press
Scott Bauer
9/17/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund on Monday announced a $1.5 million ad reservation attacking Democrat Randy Bryce over his arrest record.

Watch the ad, “Nine,” here.

KS-02
Kansas House candidate Paul Davis subject of new attack for his ‘history with strip clubs’
Fox News
Kaitlyn Schallhorn
9/19/18

The ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund (CFL), provided first to Fox News, highlights Davis’ “history with strip clubs” – pointing to his involvement with a club that was raided in the late 1990s as well as legislation he voted on as a state lawmaker.

Watch the ad, “Unethical,” here.

NE-02
GOP Super PAC Dings Nebraska Democrat on Medicare-for-All
Roll Call
Bridget Bowman
9/18/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund is launching a new television ad knocking Democrat Kara Eastman over her support for a Medicare-for-All proposal, a sign Republicans view the attack as a salient one in the competitive Nebraska district.

Watch the ad, “Government Takeover,” here.

IL-12
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
9/18/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund released a new ad in Illinois’ 12 District, saying Democrat Brendan Kelly is “liberal on crime.” “Brendan Kelly even turned his back on women who alleged sexual assault,” the ad says, criticizing him for guilty pleas over prosecutions in court.

Watch the ad, “Unprosecuted,” here.

NY-22
New CLF Ads Target Brindisi
New York State of Politics
Liz Benjamin
9/18/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC endorsed by the House Republican leadership, is releasing two more ads in NY-22 today, both of which target the Democratic candidate, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, and seek to cast him as a political insider who is too liberal for the moderate-to-conservative leaning district.

Watch the ad, “Sheldon & Nancy,” here.

Watch the ad, “Sherry,” here.

MN-03
Another Company Run By Phillips Tried To Cut Nurses’ Health Benefits
AlphaNewsMN
Christine Bauman
9/18/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican super PAC, has dubbed Phillips “dishonest Dean” for his double standard on health care coverage.

Watch the ad, “Dishonest Dean,” here.

VA-07
Democrat’s Work as Teacher at ‘Terror High’ Spotlighted in New Ad
Washington Free Beacon
Brent Scher
9/18/18

A new ad by the Congressional Leadership Fund goes after Virginia Democrat Abigail Spanberger for her time teaching at the controversial Islamic Saudi Academy, calling it her “dark secret.”

Watch the ad, “Hiding,” here.

OH-01
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
9/19/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund is going up with two new testimonial ads in Ohio’s 1st District, both criticizing Democrat Aftab Pureval.

Watch the ad, “Diane,” here.

Watch the ad, “Megan,” here.

NV-03
Outside groups spending heavily to sway Nevada elections
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Ramona Giwargis
9/19/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund launched its first TV ad painting Lee as out-of-touch with Nevadans. The ad likens her to House Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi — saying both women are “rich, liberal and out for themselves”— focusing on Lee’s 17 homes, private plane and her investment in companies “that outsource American jobs.”

Watch the ad, “Rich,” here.

KY-06
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
9/19/18

CLF released an ad saying Democrat Amy McGrath is “a Nancy Pelosi liberal.”

Watch the ad, “Pelosi Liberal,” here.

CA-10
California Playbook
POLITICO
Carla Marinucci and Jeremy White
9/19/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC), the super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership, has launched its first Spanish-language television ad, “Precios,” in battleground CA-10, where Democrat Josh Harder is challenging incumbent GOP Rep. Jeff Denham.

Watch the ad, “Precios,” here.

IA-03
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
9/20/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund is going up with a new ad in Iowa’s 3rd District, hitting Democrat Cindy Axne. “After being forced to resign from government, Axne started a consulting firm and got richer,” the ad says.

Watch the ad, “65%,” here.

WA-08
Dem Candidate Kim Schrier’s Practice Hit for Overcharging Patients 
Washington Free Beacon
Joe Schoffstall
9/20/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a Paul Ryan-backed super PAC, released an ad Thursday morning that is set to run in the Seattle market hitting the Virginia Mason Medical Center, where Schrier is a doctor but took a leave of absence to run for office, for overcharging its patients, which ultimately resulted in a class action lawsuit.

Watch the ad, “Profits,” here.

KS-03
Morning Score
POLITICO
Zach Montellaro
9/21/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund is going up with a new ad in Kansas’ 3rd District, hitting Democrat Sharice Davids on policing. “Davids joined forces with radical left-wing protestors to vilify law enforcement,” the ad’s narrator, county Sheriff Calvin Hayden, said. “Sharice Davids is wrong for Kansas.” In addition to the new ad, CLF said they’ve bumped their reservation in the district up to $2 million.

Watch the ad, “Radical,” here.

CO-06
Hotline
National Journal
Ally Mutnick
9/21/18

The Congressional Leadership Fund’s latest TV ad features a Marine veteran accusing former Army Ranger Jason Crow (D) of neglecting Colorado veterans by representing a corporate executive who stole “millions from a veterans’ hospital.” The ad will run on TV and digital platforms in the Denver market.

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