I was in Ithaca for a school event recently, and it didn’t take much time so see an anti-Impeachment ad on TV.

This ad directed at Anthony Brindisi (D-NY22) was all over the airwaves (not sure if it was Binghamton or Syracuse stations):

Brindisi barely won NY-22, upsetting incumbent Republican Claudia Tenney, who is running again to get back the seat. Cook Political Reports rates the race as a toss-up.

As of two days ago, Brindisi was saying he remained undecided on impeachment.

Ads targeting vulnerable Democrats like Brindisi have Democrats reeling, according to Politico, Vulnerable Democrats spooked by GOP impeachment ad onslaught:

Vulnerable Democrats are watching in horror as GOP impeachment attacks deluge their districts back home. And they want a much stronger counteroffensive from their own party and its allies.

Some of those Democrats raised their concerns with party leaders this week as they prepared to leave for Thanksgiving recess, fearing that voters will be bombarded by anti-impeachment ads as families gather around the TV for parades and football, according to multiple lawmakers and aides.

GOP-aligned outside groups have spent roughly $8 million on TV spots this cycle in battleground districts, such as Rep. Anthony Brindisi’s central New York seat. The vast majority of those ads specifically hammer Democrats over impeachment.

Meanwhile, swing-district Democrats are receiving little reinforcement from their own party or even other liberal coalitions….

Ithaca is in the 23rd District, which is even more conservative than NY-22, but NY-22 is still typical of most of upstate NY. Gun rights are big as is anti-establishment sentiment. Trump won the district in 2016 54%-39%.

There’s a reason the anti-impeachment ad features Nancy Pelosi and AOC.


Brindisi is vulnerable.

If he votes for impeachment, he’ll be one-term and out. He’s definitely feeling the heat over the holiday.


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