1. Democrats as a menace to legislation and order
That is the predominant Republican assault towards Democrats. It’s prevalent as a result of Democrats are attempting to unseat Republicans in Republican-leaning communities as President Trump’s struggling ballot numbers present that independents, girls and seniors are peeling away from him and the Republican Celebration. So Republicans’ job is to make these Democratic challengers appear too far left for former Trump voters to assist. Democrats argue that Republicans are overplaying their hand with these assaults by overtly utilizing scare ways.
“If Democrats win, the mob wins,” says the narrator of an advert towards Democrat Theresa Greenfield, who’s making an attempt to unseat Sen. Joni Ernst (R) in a aggressive race in Iowa. It options photos of fiery protests and looters. Greenfield doesn’t assist some protesters’ name to defund police departments. However Republicans are attempting to tie her (and plenty of different Democrats) to it anyway by arguing she is “bankrolled by the novel left.”
“Harmful to our neighborhood” is a cherry-picked description from Home Republicans’ marketing campaign arm for Democrat Kara Eastman, who’s difficult Rep. Don Bacon (R) in Nebraska’s 2nd District. They took phrases from a county legal professional, additionally a Democrat, who criticized Eastman and others for the way they chimed in on a lethal Omaha capturing throughout one of many protests. However he wasn’t calling Eastman herself harmful.
In a North Texas suburban district, the Home Republicans’ marketing campaign arm describes Democrat Candace Valenzuela as “too radical.” And in quite a few aggressive Home races within the New York space, the GOP is trying to weaponize a brand new state legislation that lets individuals arrested for nonviolent felony expenses get out of jail with out posting bail whereas their court docket instances are pending.
2. Republicans as a menace to well being care and preexisting situations protection
Democrats need to comply with their 2018 playbook, which helped them win the Home majority. Meaning speaking about well being care, well being care, well being care. Polls confirmed that the Inexpensive Care Act received extra well-liked after Republicans tried and didn’t repeal it early in Trump’s presidency. Being the “get together of health-care protections” is very resonant, Democrats say, in a pandemic, and when a conservative-leaning Supreme Courtroom will hear a case that would overturn the Inexpensive Care Act — and its well-liked protections for preexisting situations — in November.
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) has an extended document, going again to his time as state senator, of opposing Democratic-led proposals to develop health-care protection. (He has launched his personal, slimmer proposal for health-care reform that may shield protection for some individuals with preexisting situations.) Democrats are highlighting that document on this presidential and Senate swing state, akin to this assault advert from a Democratic tremendous PAC:
The pandemic usually performs a starring function in these well being advertisements. That very same Senate Democratic tremendous PAC discovered an Iowa physician to slam Ernst for her promotion of a conspiracy theory about coronavirus fatalities being decrease than what the federal government is reporting.
Many extra advertisements, usually focused to seniors, attempt to tie Republican members of Congress to rising prescription drug prices by arguing they haven’t carried out something to cease it whereas in energy.
3. Democrats as radical on well being care
Republicans know well being care has labored towards them earlier than. They’re responding to Democrats by tying anybody they will to the get together’s extra liberal wing, which helps Medicare-for-all.
In Iowa’s aggressive 1st District, Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D) doesn’t assist completely government-run well being care. However she does assist a public possibility. Republicans seized on it with an advert blurring the road.
Some Republicans are attempting to recast themselves as supportive of protection for preexisting situations. In a aggressive Texas Home race alongside the southern border, Republican Tony Gonzales has shared his personal private well being scare as a solution to reassure voters he wouldn’t finish protection for preexisting situations.
4. Democrats because the get together of Nancy Pelosi and the liberal wing
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is portrayed because the villain in quite a few assault advertisements from the Home Republicans’ marketing campaign arm. These sorts of advertisements are notably distinguished within the 4 or 5 districts Home Democrats gained in 2018 in conservative-leaning states akin to Oklahoma, New Mexico and Utah. These Democrats’ reelections depend upon them separating themselves from the Democratic Celebration, and Republicans are attempting to not allow them to do this. “She’s with Pelosi, not us,” says one advert attacking Rep. Kendra Horn (D-Okla.)
Comparable assault advertisements, such because the one against Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah), have flashes of distinguished liberal members of Congress akin to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) simply to drive house the purpose.
And Republicans are utilizing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s plan to lift taxes by $3.5 trillion to $Four trillion over a decade — albeit nearly all from firms and the rich — to assault Democrats akin to Rep. Joe Cunningham (S.C.) as being excessive.
5. Republicans as corrupt and even legal
A traditional Democratic line of assault is to attempt to forged Republicans because the get together of particular pursuits (and never the little man). This yr that features advertisements about corruption, and the extra they’re about well being care, the higher for Democrats.
“In Ann Wagner’s workplace, there are two telephones,” says an advert concentrating on Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.). The ad exhibits a well-used cellphone labeled drug lobbyists, and a dusty one labeled constituents. You will get the image from there.
In Colorado, Democrats are aggressively highlighting the arrest document of Republican Home nominee Lauren Boebert, a pro-gun activist who has been arrested in reference to a number of minor instances, akin to allegedly harassing neighbors or allegedly urging minors detained for underage consuming to run from police, the Denver Post reports.