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:

John L. Micek
John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. He's been covering Pennsylvania politics for more than 20 years and most recently served as Opinion Editor at PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. Micek's commentary is syndicated to more than 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. And he's a regular contributor to a host of broadcast outlets in Pennsylvania and abroad.

1 COMMENT

  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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