The conservative Club for Growth Tuesday is launching a nearly $1 million ad buy hitting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the key swing state of Pennsylvania.
The ad from the anti-tax group accuses the former vice president of costing the Keystone State jobs during his time in the Senate and Obama administration. The 30-second clip is targeted at the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
“Under Biden’s leadership, northeast Pennsylvania lost nearly 20,000 jobs. Sold us out to China, where Biden’s family made billion-dollar deals. Sold out to Pelosi too,” a narrator says. “His plan costs families $4,500 a year on average. Trillions to finance her wish list.”
The ad’s focus on the economy hits Biden on an issue where polls show he is weak against President Trump. However, the same polls that said President Trump was going to lose in 2016 are showing the former vice president allegedly cutting into that advantage.
— Club for Growth (@club4growth) October 13, 2020
The group, which was vocal in its opposition to Trump in 2016 but has since turned into a key outside ally, is one of a number of conservative organizations trying to beat back an onslaught of television and digital advertising from pro-Biden groups.
Wilkes-Barre is located in Luzerne County in northeast Pennsylvania, a county Trump won by 26,000 votes in 2016. The working-class area is one of several small cities and rural pockets in Pennsylvania and across the country where the GOP is looking to drive up margins for Trump and other GOP candidates in the hopes of offsetting Democratic victories in urban and suburban centers.
“Do I look like a socialist?” –@JoeBiden
Short answer, yes: “Biden’s platform promises to rack up $10 trillion in new programs as the federal government faces its highest debt and deficits in world history” #SayNoToJoehttps://t.co/iJJBB7q4tR
— Club for Growth (@club4growth) October 6, 2020