Focus: Democratic Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Jacky Rosen
Who’s paying for it: Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Size of buy: $1,000,000 on broadcast, cable, radio and digital
When it starts: Sept. 11
Where it’s running: Statewide
The gist: Senate Leadership Fund is accusing Rosen of voting to shut down the government in this new ad. The 30-second spot points stopgap spending measures late last year and early this year that Rosen and many other House Democrats voted against amid tense budget negotiations and an interview in which she said she would “never vote to shut down the government.” However, in each vote, Rosen and her fellow Democrats opposing the measures were in the minority in voting no, and their votes did not actually help shut down the government in those instances. The government did briefly shut down in January following a Democratic filibuster in the Senate.
The ad also notes that one of those spending bills contained an extension of funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and attacks Rosen for “holding health care funding for low-income children hostage.” It also repeats a now frequent attack that Rosen missed a vote on veterans when she traveled to the southern border to visit a child detention center amid intense debate over the Trump administration’s policy of separating undocumented children from their parents after being caught crossing the border illegally.
Watch the ad below:
Updated 9-11-18 at 7:45 a.m. to include additional information about the government shutdown votes.