The super PAC aligned with House Republican leadership is targeting two first-term Democratic congressmen in a new pair of ads tying them to the so-called Green New Deal.
The pair of digital ads from Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) signal that Republicans are eager to hinge their 2020 effort to recapture control of the House on the sweeping environmental and infrastructure overhaul proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezWhat key 2020 candidates are saying about the Green New Deal Buttigieg: The word ‘socialism’ has lost its meaning Mulvaney: Government shutdown on the table MORE.
One ad going after Rep. Antonio DelgadoAntonio Ramon DelgadoThis Congress must expand economic opportunity for black Americans MORE (D-N.Y.) warns of “less freedom” and “higher taxes” under the Green New Deal, while pairing together Delgado and Ocasio-Cortez.
“His carbon tax and her Green New Deal means skyrocketing prices, higher taxes for Texas families,” a narrator says.
To be sure, neither Delgado nor Allred have signed onto a Green New Deal resolution laying out the goals of the program that was introduced last week by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyWhat key 2020 candidates are saying about the Green New Deal 2020 Dem candidate Buttigieg endorses Green New Deal Is the Green New Deal even feasible? MORE (D-Mass.).
Delgado backed the idea of a Green New Deal on the campaign trail last year, but hasn’t yet come out in support of the legislation.
Likewise, Allred said at a town hall over the weekend that he supports “some of the goals of the Green New Deal,” but that the specifics of the proposal still needed to be addressed.
The resolution introduced last week calls for cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to net zero over 10 years, shifting 100 percent of America’s energy supply to renewable sources and guaranteeing jobs for all.
The ads mark an early effort by CLF and Republicans to win back two House districts that flipped from GOP control in the 2018 midterm elections.
Allred, a former professor football player, beat out former Rep. Pete SessionsPeter Anderson SessionsTop 10 events of 2018 that shaped marijuana policy Washington braces for lengthy shutdown Lawmakers shrug off shutdown drama MORE (R-Texas) in November, while Delgado, an attorney, defeated former Rep. John FasoJohn James FasoTax law failed to save GOP majority New York New Members 2019 McCarthy defeats Jordan for minority leader in 159-to-43 vote MORE (R-N.Y.) in his Hudson Valley district.