Democrats Launching Major Ad Campaign Against Trump Before Their Nominee is Even Selected
“set to soon launch a yearlong $150 million advertising onslaught countering the millions the president’s campaign has already spent targeting voters”
When it comes to attacking Trump with ads, the Democrats are wasting no time. They haven’t had a single debate yet, but they’re already preparing to launch an expensive ad campaign targeting the president.
Maggie Severns reports at Politico:
Dems prepare 9-figure ad onslaught to blunt Trump’s head start
Democrats are preparing to kick off a campaign totaling hundreds of millions of dollars to blunt Donald Trump’s head start in the 2020 campaign as their party’s candidates slug it out for the right to take him on.
Democratic super PACs are set to soon launch a yearlong $150 million advertising onslaught countering the millions the president’s campaign has already spent targeting voters. On top of that, billionaire Tom Steyer is funding other groups testing a range of strategies to register and turn out people to vote. And the Democratic National Committee this week began training hundreds of college students to work as field staff in battleground states, an effort that will continue throughout the campaign.
The efforts, described to POLITICO by operatives involved in the plans, come as some Democrats worry Trump is going largely untouched during the Democratic primary, amassing huge sums money and lobbing bombs at his would-be rivals as they wage war among themselves. Those concerns were given voice last week by former Obama adviser Ben LaBolt, who wrote in an op-ed in The Atlantic that Trump is “running unopposed” in the 2020 race as his would-be rivals scrap for position in the Democratic primary.
This effort is going to focus on some specific states. It seems the Democrats have finally figured out that Hillary shouldn’t have ignored Wisconsin in 2016.
Rachel Frazin writes at The Hill:
Democratic super PACS set to target Trump amid 2020 primary race: report
Super PAC Priorities USA is preparing to launch a digital ad campaign aimed at voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida, according to Politico. The effort is part of $100 million the organization has designated for spending before the Democratic primaries are over.
This summer, American Bridge, which does opposition research for the party, will spend $50 million to target voters in those states though a television, digital and radio advertising campaign, the news outlet reported.
They’re also planning to take advantage of their political monopoly in higher education:
The DNC will also begin training 300 rising college seniors in organizing for the party, according to the news outlet. The number of students in the program, dubbed Organizing Corps. is expected to rise to 1,000.
The biggest challenge the Democrats face is winning back the voters they lost to Trump in 2016. Instead of focusing on a strategy for that, they have wasted two years obsessing over their hatred for Trump.
What reason can they offer these voters to come back to them now?
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Just how much money were they siphoning off of our Federal government?
All of it?
All of this ad money is 100% wasted.
I’ve never seen the video of that screaming doofus lady in the accompanying photo until just now. I never wanted to see it, just because I can’t stand these people and I don’t want them in my life, even if it’s just through a video.
I just watched it and I laughed.
You’d need a heart of stone not to.
She is a paragon of probity compared to some of what I’ve seen. The Democrat Party is a vast refuge for the mentally disturbed.
Same here. You made me go look it up, and I agree with you 100%, as well as it appears 1.9 million other viewers on just this copy of the clip.
Looking forward to this again in 2020, and 2024, and 2028…
First time for me too. Actually, I watched the first 35 secs or so.
That was enough. That guy is unhinged.
They have been running a three year anti-Trump campaign already trough media surrogates such as faux comedian Stephen Colbert, Martha Raddatz, Nicolle Wallace, Joe Scarbourough and all of CNN
There is no reason why any rational, sane person would vote for the Democrats. No reason what so ever.
Is that a male or a female in the photo?
Maybe on of Obama’s 67 genders?
“Is that a male or a female in the photo?”
More like “Probably.”
My prediction is this will backfire on the anti-Trump forces. The country usually gets a two-three year break from attacking the incumbent President and so when attacks start there is not the fatigue against hearing them. I think the constant anti-Trump campaign will wear out voters and make them turn on the people who won’t leave them alone until they return power.
The Russia Collusion thing went aon to long and then was nothing, The public isn’t open to starting all over again for two years staright.
Meanwhile, Trump is running targeted ads on Facebook and other social media. Ads which are beginning to frighten the Dems. Because they’re apparently well targeted.
Disappointing to realize that Democrats are prepared to support their “unknown” candidate with this initial offering, but the eGOP won’t even support a sitting President of their own party.
“What reason can they offer these voters to come back to them now?
Seeing the picture of the retard at the top of the article reminded me that actually, this was the way I felt when the doofus Americans voted Oshitbag in, not once but twice. I didn’t however, act like a dipshit. Like most conservative Americans, I accepted the reality of the situation and prayed for something different that would save our country. My prayers have been answered.