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“Wasting No Time”

CLF “is wasting no time tying vulnerable House Democrats to New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” “A Republican super PAC is wasting no time tying vulnerable House Democrats to New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as it launches digital ads in two districts Monday. Congressional Leadership Fund, a group aligned with House GOP leadership, is targeting two freshman lawmakers, Antonio Delgado of New York and Colin Allred of Texas, in the new ads shared first with Roll Call. The ads are part of a five-figure digital buy.” (Bridget Bowman, “GOP super PAC ties 2 freshmen to Ocasio-Cortez in new digital ads,” Roll Call, 2/11/2019).

CLF “launched two digital ads on Monday attacking the Green New Deal and two freshmen Democrats from competitive districts.” “The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC affiliated with House GOP leadership, launched two digital ads on Monday attacking the Green New Deal and two freshmen Democrats from competitive districts.” (Andrew Duehren, “GOP Launches Attacks On Democrats Over ‘Green New Deal’,” Wall Street Journal, 2/11/2019).

CLF “launched digital ads targeting Reps. Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.) and Colin Allred (D-Tex.).” “The Congressional Leadership Fund, the super PAC aligned with House Republican leadership, launched digital ads targeting Reps. Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.) and Colin Allred (D-Tex.), by linking them to the Green New Deal even though neither have sponsored the resolution. The ads are part of a five-figure digital campaign, Roll Call reports. “Antonio Delgado and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have begun their radical Green New Deal assault on the American economy,” the narrator says in one of the ads. “Delgado and AOC: a bad deal for New York.” The group’s vice president Zach Hunter told Roll Call: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the new leader of the Democratic Party and Colin Allred and Antonio Delgado are already falling in line with her radical agenda.”” (Paulina Firozi, “The Energy 202: ‘There’s no reason for us to wait.’ Four more Dem governors join alliance to uphold Paris climate goals,”Washington Post, 2/11/2019).

CLF ties “Reps. Antonio Delgado and Colin Allred to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a Green New Deal.” “IT BEGINS: The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC supporting House Republicans, released new digital ads Monday tying Reps. Antonio Delgado and Colin Allred to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a Green New Deal. The ad targeting Delgado says he and Ocasio-Cortez “have begun their radical Green New Deal assault on the American economy,” while a similar ad targets Allred.” (Kelsey Tamborrino, “Packed roster at NARUC,” Politico, 2/12/2019).

“Republicans plan to leverage” Radical Green New Deal

CLF “released digital ads Monday targeting a pair of freshmen House Democrats on the Green New Deal.” “The Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC backed by the House Republican leadership, released digital ads Monday targeting a pair of freshmen House Democrats on the Green New Deal and linking them to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…The ads, issued four days after Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s much-mocked New Green Deal rollout, offered more proof that Republicans plan to leverage the hotly contested climate resolution in their bid to retake the House in 2020.” (Valerie Richardson, “Republicans waste no time with ads tying House Democrats to Green New Deal,” Washington Times, 2/11/2019).

CLF ads “signal that Republicans are eager to hinge their 2020 effort to recapture control of the House on the sweeping environmental and infrastructure overhaul.” “The pair of digital ads from Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) signal that Republicans are eager to hinge their 2020 effort to recapture control of the House on the sweeping environmental and infrastructure overhaul proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).” (Max Greenwood, “GOP House super PAC targets two freshman Dems with new ads,” The Hill, 2/11/2019).

“Blasting Democrats”

CLF “began running ads Tuesday in swing congressional districts blasting Democrats for the initiative.” “The conservative Congressional Leadership Fund began running ads Tuesday in swing congressional districts blasting Democrats for the initiative. Zach Hunter, the fund’s vice president, called the Green New Deal “nothing more than a far-left wishlist that will result in higher taxes and less freedom for Americans.”” (David Lightman, “Accusations of socialism drive GOP’s 2019 (and 2020) playbook,” McClatchy, 2/13/2019).

CLF targets Dems for “supporting energy policies that align with the democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” “The Congressional Leadership Fund, the super PAC endorsed by House Republican leadership, released two ads on Monday targeting Democratic Reps. Antonio Delgado (N.Y.) and Colin Allred (Texas) for supporting energy policies that align with the democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.).” (Nic Rowan, “New Ads Target Dem Reps for Policies Aligning With Ocasio-Cortez,” The Washington Free Beacon, 2/11/2019).