Recent polls show that Hillary Clinton is in pretty decent shape in the final two weeks of the campaign – some polls even have her leading by double digits. Donald Trump is adamant that the polls are “rigged,” and that he thinks he is winning – but the Clinton camp seems to be comfortable with the polls, so they are diverting extra resources to help their comrades down ballot.
Each of the 5 attack ads feature a Republican running for Senate – Marco Rubio, Richard Burr, Pat Toomey, Kelly Ayotte and Todd Young – all pledging fealty to Donald Trump. The ads are of course broken up with some of Trump’s greatest scandals: “Grab em by the p—y,” “He’s a war hero because he was captured,” “such a nasty woman” and mocking a disabled reporter, to name a few.
The ads are clever – they work twofold. Each of the individual ads attacks the Senator in question – Rubio in Florida, Toomey in Pennsylvania, etc. – by tying them closely to Trump’s most volatile rhetoric. So secondarily, each of the ads also attacks Trump directly, by reminding voters (once again) about some of his most volatile rhetoric. That’s compounded by the fact that most of these ads are targeted at swing states. Three birds with one stone?
Correct The Record: Hillary Clinton’s “Personal Media Watchdog”
The attack campaign comes from Correct the Record, a pro-Clinton group that was founded in 2013 by David Brock. Interestingly, Brock started out as a right-wing hitman on the Clintons – authoring books like “The Real Anita Hill.”
His PAC, Correct the Record, was described by the New York Times as Hillary Clinton’s “own personal media watchdog” – it looks like they are in the business of cutting good ol’ attack ads now too.
Check them out: