the nevada independent logo
Campaign Ads 2018 | Election 2018 | IndyBlog

Republican super PAC ties Rosen to Pelosi in new ad focused on taxes, immigration

U.S. Senate candidate and Rep. Jacky Rosen addresses the crowd at a rally at the University of Nevada, Reno on Thurs., Oct. 25, 2018. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)

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: $2.3 million on broadcast, cable, radio and digital

When it starts: Oct. 30

Where it's running: Statewide

The gist: This new 30-second ad attempts to tie Rosen to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, saying that supporting the freshman Democrat for Senate would mean “importing Nancy Pelosi’s California liberal agenda” to Nevada.

The ad says that Rosen “followed Pelosi” in voting for “California-style higher taxes on families and small businesses” — pointing to her vote in opposition to the tax reform bill passed last December — and in voting against “tougher penalties for criminal illegals who sneak back into the U.S.,” a reference to her vote in opposition to Kate’s Law. It also repeats the attack that Rosen “skipped a vote helping veterans for a campaign photo op,” referring to her visit to the U.S.-Mexico border amid scrutiny of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy that caused her to miss a vote on a sure-to-pass bill on benefits for veterans suffering from exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

“Ninety percent for Pelosi may work in California but not in Nevada,” the ad says.

Watch the ad below:

Comment Policy (updated 10/4/19): Please keep your comments civil. We reserve the right to delete comments or ban users who engage in personal attacks, use an excess of profanity, make verifiably false statements or are otherwise nasty.
correct us
ideas & story tips