ICYMI: CLF Released 12 Television And Digital Ad Campaigns In 10 Congressional Districts

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC), the super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership, released 12 television and digital ad campaigns in 10 congressional districts across the country this past week. See highlights of this week’s ad coverage below.

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Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman

The Congressional Leadership Fund is running an ad bringing up sexual harassment allegations against California Democratic nominee Gil Cisneros.

Watch the ad, “Anything,” here.

GOP super PAC takes aim at Army vet Jason Crow’s record as advocate for veterans
Ernest Luning
Colorado Politics

The ad links Crow’s service on the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs from late 2009 until mid 2014 — a tenure pitched by his campaign as one of the first-time candidate’s strongest assets — to the scandal over delayed patient care that engulfed the Veterans Administration at about the time Crow departed the state board.

Watch the ad, “Failed,” here.

GOP super PAC takes fresh aim at Democrat Davis in 2nd District race
Tim Carpenter
The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Republican super PAC dedicated to defining Democratic congressional candidate Paul Davis on Wednesday unleashed an attack ad challenging the nominee’s promise to take a bipartisan approach to policy formation in Washington, D.C.

Watch the ad, “91%,” here.

GOP group attacking congressional candidate on ICE stance
Associated Press

A Republican super PAC is attacking Democratic 3rd District congressional candidate Sharice Davids for comments she made on a podcast last month in support of abolishing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Watch the ad, “ICE” here.

Watch the ad, “GITMO,” here.

Morning Score
Zach Montellaro

The Congressional Leadership Fund is going up in Kentucky’s 6th District with two new ads hitting Democrat Amy McGrath, who is challenging Republican Rep. Andy Barr. The first ad ties McGrath to “the liberal elite,” who think Kentucky “is flyover country.”…The second ad features a Navy veteran who says that “Amy McGrath served our country too, but her ideas on national security are risky,” hitting her on the Iran nuclear deal and the border wall, and once again tying her to Pelosi.

Watch the ad, “Liberal Elites,” here.

Watch the ad, “Cliff,” here.

Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman

The Congressional Leadership Fund is running four ads, criticizing Democrats for not joining the National Organization for Women in calling for Keith Ellison to drop out of the AG race after his ex-girlfriend accused him of domestic violence.

Watch the ad, “(MN-01) Ashamed,” here.

Republican super PAC releases attack ad targeting Democrats, Keith Ellison
Jessie Van Berkel
Star Tribune
8/20/18The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC that is trying to elect Republican candidates, created the ads that target four Minnesota candidates for U.S. House, as well as Ellison, who is running for Minnesota attorney general.

Watch the ad, “(MN-02) Ashamed,” here.

Minnesota Democrats Targeted in Ads Citing Allegations Against Keith Ellison
Liam Stack
New York Times

The ad, titled “Ashamed,” has been tailored to target several Democrats running for the House of Representatives and chastises them for not calling on Mr. Ellison, who is also the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, to drop out of the race.

Watch the ad, “(MN-03) Ashamed,” here.

GOP PAC Wields Keith Ellison Abuse Allegations Against Minnesota Democrats in New Attack Ads
Jack Crowe
National Review

The Congressional Leadership Fund…produced ads deriding Democratic congressional candidates running in Minnesota’s first, second, third and eighth districts for supporting Ellison, rather than joining in calls for his withdrawal from the ongoing Minnesota attorney general race.

Watch the ad, “(MN-08) Ashamed,” here.

GOP super PAC links Brindisi to Silver in new TV ad
Robert Harding
Auburn Citizen

Congressional Leadership Fund, a super political action committee endorsed by House GOP leaders, released a new television commercial Tuesday tying Democratic candidate Anthony Brindisi to former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Watch the ad, “Silver,” here