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Outside group linked to Democratic Party launches digital ads touting Susie Lee’s efforts on Trump trade deal

Jacob Solis
Jacob Solis
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House Majority Forward, a dark-money, nonprofit arm of the Democratic caucus’ House Majority PAC, launched a new digital ad Wednesday touting Democratic Rep. Susie Lee’s involvement in House negotiations on the recently-passed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). 

The trade agreement — signed into law by President Donald Trump last month — replaces the Clinton-era North American Free Trade Agreement, which has long been a favored target of Trump’s “America-first” trade policy. 

Even so, later stages of the agreement received broad bipartisan support from Democrats, who pushed for the inclusion of additional environmental and labor protections in the final language of the USMCA. 

The 30-second spot, titled “Thanks,” features stock imagery of farmers and factory workers overlaid with text praising “your Member of Congress” for strengthening the trade deal. It does not, however, mention USMCA by name, instead referring simply to “a trade deal.”

The ad is the second House Majority Forward has run for Lee this cycle, following a January buy praising her involvement in the House Problem Solvers caucus. 

Watch the ad here. For a complete list of all political ads running in the 2020 election cycle, visit our Ad Tracker here


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