Lincoln Project releases new pro-Biden ad in swing states

An anti-Trump Republican super PAC launched an ad promoting Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus Rally crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump calls Biden family 'a criminal enterprise' Undecided voters in Arizona wary of Trump, crave stability MORE that will run in four key swing states starting Thursday. 

The Lincoln Project’s ad touts the former vice president as a leader who can “restore our decency,” while slamming Trump as a divisive and ineffective leader. 

“Joe Biden is a strong, caring leader who can guide us out of the hell Americans find ourselves in,” John Weaver, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, said in a statement. “It’s imperative Joe Biden wins this November.”


The ad quotes former presidents of both parties, including Presidents Reagan, Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama. The ad juxtaposes the other presidents, who the ad says rose in “moments of crisis to hear our pain and lead us forward,” with Trump’s comments and actions in response to recent nationwide protests over police brutality. 

The ad will run in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan — four states Trump narrowly carried in 2016 and Democrats are pushing to flip for Biden in November. 


This is the second pro-Biden ad the group has released, following one titled “Ready” that was released in April. The Lincoln Project has also launched numerous ads attacking Trump, including over his response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Trump has railed against the group, which was co-founded by attorney George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayRaccoon that 'attacked' news crews on White House lawn sparks viral jokes George and Kellyanne Conway honor Ginsburg Lincoln Project releases new ad blasting Trump as 'a horrible role model' MORE, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayBillboard warns Trump's Iowa rally will be 'superspreader event' White House Halloween to be 'modified' to meet CDC guidelines: report Minnesota health officials connect COVID-19 cases to Trump, Biden campaign events MORE

Trump last month called the members of the group “RINOs,” an acronym meaning Republican in name only, and “losers.” 

After Trump’s public Twitter attack, the group said it had its biggest day of fundraising. 

Biden isn’t the only Democrat the group is endorsing. The Lincoln Project endorsed Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump combative, Biden earnest during distanced TV duel Steve Bullock raises .8 million in third quarter for Montana Senate bid Postal service reversing changes that slowed mail delivery MORE (D) on Wednesday in his campaign for the state’s Senate race, and rolled out a digital ad touting the Democrat. 

Bullock won the primary in his state earlier this month and will face incumbent Sen. Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesClimate change — Trump's golden opportunity Steve Bullock raises .8 million in third quarter for Montana Senate bid Overnight Defense: National Guard says no federal requests for election security help | Dems accuse VA head of misusing resources | Army official links COVID-19 to troop suicides MORE (R) in November in a race the Cook Political Report moved to a “toss up” last week.