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 BidenKaty Perry and her 'Firework' close out inauguration TV special Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Tom Hanks: After years of 'troubling rancor,' Inauguration Day 'is about witnessing the permanence of our American ideal' 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 ConwayGeorge Conway: Trump's 'influence will wane as he fades into history as a pariah' George Conway: Georgia call shows Trump is 'delusional,' 'desperate' George Conway calls Meadows a 'moron' and a 'disgrace' MORE, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway: Trump's 'influence will wane as he fades into history as a pariah' Pence's relationship with Trump fractures in final days Kellyanne Conway condemns violence, supports Trump in statement on Capitol riots 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 BullockBiden's identity politics do a disservice to his nominees Senate Democrat: Party's message to rural voters is 'really flawed' Ducey to lead Republican governors 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 DainesBiden recommits US to Paris climate accord Yellen champions big spending at confirmation hearing McConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time MORE (R) in November in a race the Cook Political Report moved to a “toss up” last week.