Liberal group launches ad hitting McSally over book promotion

A liberal group has launched a digital ad campaign targeting Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyGOP group launches million ad campaign pressing Kelly on filibuster Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan infrastructure deal McGuire unveils Arizona Senate campaign MORE (R-Ariz.) as President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE visits Phoenix on Tuesday for a "Students for Trump" convention.

American Bridge, a Democratic-aligned PAC, will attack McSally with an ad criticizing the Arizona senator for promoting her book during numerous media appearances in recent weeks while the coronavirus crisis raged across the U.S.

"Martha McSally: She only cares about herself," text in the ad reads. "Is Martha McSally focused on helping Arizona or selling books?"


McSally's campaign did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.

An American Bridge spokesman told The Hill that the ad would target "thousands" of independent and nonpartisan voters while the president was in town to headline a convention of Trump-supporting students at a Phoenix megachurch.

“Martha McSally is a selfish politician who is more concerned about hawking books than doing her job as a Senator,” said American Bridge spokesman Zach Hudson in an emailed statement.

"Arizona’s coronavirus cases are rising, thousands of her constituents have lost their jobs, and the country is struggling with systemic racism and police violence, but McSally’s one and only response is to plug her book," he added. "Martha McSally only cares about herself, which is why Arizona voters are ready to reject her for the second time in two years."

Her seat is seen as one of the key potential pickups for Democrats this year. McSally faces a strong challenge against her reelection bid in the form of Mark KellyMark KellyExclusive: Conservative group targets vulnerable Democrats over abortion 'Killibuster': Democratic angst grows as filibuster threatens agenda GOP group launches million ad campaign pressing Kelly on filibuster MORE, a retired astronaut who is currently polling nearly 10 points above the first-term senator, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls