Pa. Democratic U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright, Conor Lamb, and Susan Wild targeted in new GOP digital ad blitz: report

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, D-17th District (WikiMedia Commons)

Freshmen Democratic U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright, Conor Lamb, and Susan Wild are among 55 Democratic members of Congress who will be the targets of a new digital ad blitz by the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, according to a published report.

The new campaign, set to launch Friday, “aims to pin House Democrats on the issue of impeaching President Donald Trump,” and ” is the latest sign that Republicans will try to tie vulnerable Democrats to their more liberal colleagues to win back the House,” Roll Call reports.

According to Roll Call, the spots are part of “a five-figure digital buy. They will run on Facebook in all 55 districts the NRCC is targeting this cycle.”

“The socialist Democrats in Congress need to definitively state if they will stand up to the baseless attempts to impeach our president or if they will once again roll over for the extremists running their caucus,” NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer said in a statement, according to Roll Call.

Lamb, D-17th District, a former federal prosecutor and ex-Marine, and Wild, D-7th District, a former city solicitor in Allentown, both won election last November in traditionally Republican seats.

Cartwright, D-8th District, a veteran Democrat, has long been a Republican target in a part of the state that was friendly to Trump in 2016.

Here’s a prototype of the digital spot, obtained by Roll Call:

An award-winning political journalist with more than 25 years' experience in the news business, John L. Micek is The Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. Before joining The Capital-Star, Micek spent six years as Opinion Editor at PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., where he helped shape and lead a multiple-award-winning Opinion section for one of Pennsylvania's most-visited news websites. Prior to that, he spent 13 years covering Pennsylvania government and politics for The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa. His career has also included stints covering Congress, Chicago City Hall and more municipal meetings than he could ever count, Micek contributes regular analysis and commentary to a host of broadcast outlets, including CTV-News in Canada and talkRadio in London, U.K., as well as "Face the State" on CBS-21 in Harrisburg, Pa.; "Pennsylvania Newsmakers" on WGAL-8 in Lancaster, Pa., and the Pennsylvania Cable Network. His weekly column on American politics is syndicated nationwide to more than 800 newspapers by Cagle Syndicate.


  1. I wonder if this means they are going to run the carpetbagger Chrin again in the 8th or maybe the 7th CD where he owns houses he doesn’t live in.


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