In case you missed it, Congressional Leadership Fund – the super PAC endorsed by House GOP Leadership – launched a series of new ads this week, targeting vulnerable House Democrats for backing impeachment. Check out highlights from this week’s coverage and the new ads here.

“The first to use House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump to target that party’s congressional candidates.”

AP: CLF’s “ads are among the first to use House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump to target that party’s congressional candidates. The spots by the Congressional Leadership Fund target veteran Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania and freshmen Reps. Elaine Luria of Virginia and Elissa Slotkin of Michigan. They are among 31 House Democrats representing districts that Trump carried in 2016.” (“GOP group starts ads attacking 3 House Dems on impeachment,” Associated Press, 9/30/19)

“Democrats backing impeachment are feeling the heat”

Washington Times: Backing impeachment put vulnerable Democrats “in Republican crosshairs. Ms. Luria and other moderate Democrats backing impeachment are feeling the heat from conservative groups back home, complicating their reelection bids and giving Republicans hope for winning back seats lost in 2018 and retaking the House majority in 2020. ‘Luria is now pushing a radical scheme to impeach President Trump, dividing the country, tearing us apart — because she doesn’t like the president,’ said an ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC dedicated to winning a Republican House majority. (“Moderate Democrats in GOP crosshairs after tipping scales on impeachment,” Washington Times, 10/2/19)

“Republicans hope to turn the issue into a liability for Democrats who represent districts Trump won in 2016”

PoliticsPA: “All nine Pennsylvania House Democrats support the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and his dealings with Ukraine. But some stand on riskier ground than others. Republicans hope to turn the issue into a liability for Democrats who represent districts Trump won in 2016, including Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna). Congressional Leadership Fund, the GOP super PAC connected with House Republican leadership, launched digital ads in three districts across the country including Cartwright’s. They accuse him of ‘pushing a radical scheme to impeach President Trump.'” (“GOP Ad Links Cartwright to Impeachment,” PoliticsPA, 10/3/19)

“Giving Republicans hope for winning back seats lost in 2018 and retaking the House majority in 2020.”

Washington Times: “Ms. Luria and other moderate Democrats backing impeachment are feeling the heat from conservative groups back home, complicating their reelection bids and giving Republicans hope for winning back seats lost in 2018 and retaking the House majority in 2020. ‘Luria is now pushing a radical scheme to impeach President Trump, dividing the country, tearing us apart — because she doesn’t like the president,’ said an ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC dedicated to winning a Republican House majority. (“Moderate Democrats in GOP crosshairs after tipping scales on impeachment,” Washington Times, 10/2/19)

What they’re saying on local TV about our ads…