6 October 2017

In Case You Missed It: American Action Network Begins $2 Million TV Ad Blitz To Promote Tax Reform

Major GOP-Aligned Group Launches Tax-Reform Ad Blitz. “A major outside group aligned with House GOP leadership is launching a $2 million television ad buy aimed at boosting tax-reform efforts as lawmakers scramble to notch a legislative victory on an issue President Donald Trump and top Republican officials are pushing.The ads running in the congressional districts will single out individual members by name, thanking them for ‘fighting for tax cuts that will help working families.’ The ads hit the airwaves Thursday and will run for two weeks.” (Katie Glueck,”Major GOP-Aligned Group Launches Tax-Reform Ad Blitz In CA, NC, FL,” McClatchy, 10/5/17).

AAN Announced Thursday That It Is Spending $2 Million On New TV Ads Promoting A Tax-Code Rewrite. “The ads feature a Michigan woman who argues that her family would gain ‘some piece of mind’ from middle-class tax cuts and a simpler tax code. The commercials will run for two weeks on national cable networks and in 28 GOP-held districts, including many held by lawmakers whom Democrats are targeting in the midterms, the group said. American Action Network, which is aligned with House GOP leadership, has been aggressively campaigning for tax reform for the past several months, and the new ad buy brings the group’s total spending on the issue to $10 million.” (Naomi Jagoda, “GOP group spending $2M on new tax reform TV ads,” The Hill, 10/5/17).

Advocacy Group Launches New Ad For Tax Cut Plan In Three NY Congressional Districts: Reps. Lee Zeldin, John Katko and Claudia Tenney. “The Republican-aligned advocacy group that backs tax cuts in Washington is launching a $2 million ad campaign, framing the plan as one that boosts tax relief for the middle class. ‘Fifty percent of American families are living paycheck to paycheck, struggling under an outdated and unfair tax code that works against them every day,’ said American Action Network Executive Director Corry Bliss. ‘The White House and congressional leaders have put forward a plan to make our tax code simpler and fairer with lower rates giving hardworking families a tax cut of $1,200 a year.’” (Nick Reisman, “GOP Advocacy Group Launches New Ad For Tax Cut Plan,” NY State of Politics, 10/5/17).

AAN Pushes Tax Reform In TV Ads Supporting Brian Mast, Carlos Curbelo. “The American Action Network is launching a $2 million national television advertising campaign pushing Congressional action on tax reform. The campaign includes two swing districts in Florida, with U.S. Reps. Brian Mast and Carlos Curbelo among those being targeted. The 30-second spot, ‘Paycheck to Paycheck,’ urges Congress to approve tax reform that gives a ‘simpler, fairer tax code,’ closes loopholes and helps working families. It features a woman from Michigan talking about how difficult it is to make ends meet and appreciating the support of Congress members who plan to vote yes on President Donald Trump’s tax cut plan.” (Scott Power, “National Group Pushes Tax Reform In TV Ads Supporting Brian Mast, Carlos Curbelo,” Florida Politics, 10/5/17).

Center-Right Group Launches Ads Thanking Two PA Congressmen, Costello and Fitzpatrick. “The American Action Network, a right leaning group, launched ads thanking Congressmen Ryan Costello (R-Chester) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) for pushing for tax reform. The ads are Melissa and Thad Skowronski from Michigan discussing what it is like for them to to live paycheck to paycheck and call on Congress to pass tax reform.” (Paul Engelkemier, “Center-Right Group Launches Ads Thanking Two PA Congressmen,” Politics PA, 10/5/17).

Major GOP-Aligned Group Launches Tax-Reform Ad Blitz In CA, NC, FL. “A major outside group aligned with House GOP leadership is launching a $2 million television ad buy aimed at boosting tax-reform efforts as lawmakers scramble to notch a legislative victory on an issue President Donald Trump and top Republican officials are pushing. The new ad, titled ‘Paycheck to Paycheck,’ will run on national cable and in 28 congressional districts, including in the California districts of Reps. Jeff Denham, David Valadao, Steve Knight and Mimi Walters; in Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s Miami-area district; and in the district of House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, of North Carolina.” (Katie Glueck,”Major GOP-Aligned Group Launches Tax-Reform Ad Blitz In CA, NC, FL,” Star Telegram, 10/5/17).

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