28 October 2014

AAN Launches “Judgment” Ad Campaign Against Aimee Belgard

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network (@AAN) today released the ad “Judgment” in the New Jersey 3rd congressional district race, exposing Aimee Belgard’s failed judgment resulting in tax hikes and public safety officer layoffs. 

As a member of the Edgewater Park Township Committee, Aimee Belgard voted to lay off police officers. In the same position, Belgard voted to raise or create 111 municipal fees and repeatedly supported increasing property taxes. As a Burlington County Freeholder, Belgard also voted to raise taxes, and now she wants to bring her tax-raising record to Congress. 

The ad will air on Philadelphia broadcast TV as part of AAN’s $670,000 in independent expenditures in the NJ-03 race. The “Judgment” ad campaign will also include a 15-second version for online advertising. 

“Aimee Belgard’s poor judgment has already cost the security and dollars of New Jerseyans,” said Emily Davis, spokeswoman for American Action Network. “South Jersey families simply can’t afford an incompetent politician like Aimee Belgard who cuts public safety, raises taxes and can’t even keep a promise.”

:30 TV Ad Script:

ANNCR: These are dangerous times.

So why did Aimee Belgard vote to lay off local police officers just when we needed them most?

That’s right. Aimee Belgard voted to lay off local police, making our neighborhoods less safe.

Even worse? After Belgard cut police, she voted to raise taxes, raise fees, even raise property taxes.

Aimee Belgard’s poor judgment. We just can’t afford it in Washington.

American Action Network is responsible for the content of this advertising.

Courtney Parella

Communications Director


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