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

By: - March 25, 2019 2:57 pm

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:

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.

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