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House Democrats hit Republicans on mobile billboard at GOP retreat

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) hit House Republicans gathering in Orlando, Fla., for their annual legislative retreat on Monday, launching a mobile billboard targeting a number of GOP members.

The billboard accuses House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) Chairman Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) of clinging to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) amid resurfaced remarks in which she voiced her support for various conspiracy theories. 

Additionally, the billboard criticizes Reps. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for what it calls divisive rhetoric, along with hitting Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) over sex trafficking allegations against him.

The billboard also targets nine Republicans who voted against the American Rescue Plan in districts carried by President Biden in 2020. 

“Instead of governing, Republicans in Congress choose to cling to people like GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene who sought to form a white supremacist caucus and called Americans calling for police reform ‘domestic terrorists,” DCCC spokesman Christ Taylor said in a statement to The Hill. 

The NRCC fired back in their own statement, accusing the DCCC of never missing a chance “to light money on fire.” 

“Voters want nothing to do with Democrats’ toxic socialist agenda that will raise taxes, defund the police and open our borders,” NRCCC spokesman Michael McAdams said. 

The latest push by Democrats in Orlando comes as both committees have kick-started their campaign efforts over a year out from the 2022 midterm elections. 

On Monday, the NRCC launched a new set of ads targeting vulnerable Democrats including Reps. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), Ron Kind (D-Wis.), Chris Pappas (D-N.H.), Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) and Jared Golden (D-Me.). 

Both committees had successful first quarter fundraising periods, with the NRCC raking in $33.7 million in the first quarter and the DCCC garnering $34.1 million.

Tags 2022 midterms Advertising campaign Chris Pappas Cindy Axne Congress DCCC House elections Joe Biden Kevin McCarthy Lauren Boebert Marjorie Taylor Greene Matt Cartwright Matt Gaetz NRCC Ron Kind Steve Scalise Tom Emmer

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